Constitutional Law

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Brown v. Board of Education

Facts

Multiple African American plaintiffs attempted to gain access to various public schools in southern states and were denied on the basis of their race.  The plaintiffs specifically challenged the “separate but equal” doctrine at trial, arguing that it was inherently un...

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Bolling v. Sharpe

Facts

In Washington DC a group of parents petitioned their local school board to open a new junior high school as an integrated school.  The school board denied the petition.  A local black college professor then filed a lawsuit claiming the school board’s actions were unconstitution...

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Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer

Facts

During the Korean War demand increased naturally for steal and a labor strike threatened its supply, which in turn threatened the war effort.  Consequently, President Truman ordered the Secretary of Commerce to take over the steel industry and continue their operation.  Prior to ...

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Wiener v. United States

Facts

Through the War Claims Act, Congress created the War Claims Commission.  This Commission was established to allocate compensation for POWs and claims for other military violations.  Wiener was appointed to the Commission in 1950 but was later asked to resign by President Truman, ...

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United States v. Nixon

Facts

This case occurred in the midst of the Nixon Watergate scandal.  The prosecutor assigned to the case had subpoenaed the President’s recordings of his office visits/conversations/phone conversations.  The attorney for the President argued that the tapes should not be subpoenaed ...

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