Civil Rights Supreme Court Cases
Terms in this set (10)
Plessy v. Ferguson
A 1896 Supreme Court decision which legalized state ordered segregation so long as the facilities for blacks and whites were equal ("separate but equal")
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
1954 - The Supreme Court overruled Plessy v. Ferguson, declared that racially segregated facilities are inherently unequal and ordered all public schools desegregated.
Regents of University of California v. Bakke
A 1978 Supreme Court decision holding that a state university could not admit less qualified individuals solely because of their race.
Mendez v. Westminster School District
1947 California & 1948 Delgado Texas cases : Supreme court upheld lower court rulings that declared the segregation of Mexicans unconstitutional.
Delgado v. Bastrop ISD
Segregation of Tejano Children in public schools delcared unconstitutiona
Hernandez v. Texas
Supreme court case that declared Mexican Americans had the right to jury and all other racial groups had equal protection under the 14th amendment.
Edgewood ISD v. Kirby
The current method of funding public schools discriminated unfairly against poor students and denied equal opportunity
Roe v. Wade
The 1973 Supreme Court decision holding that a state ban on all abortions was unconstitutional. The decision forbade state control over abortions during the first trimester of pregnancy, permitted states to limit abortions to protect the mother's health in the second trimester, and permitted states to protect the fetus during the third trimester.
Wisconsin v. Yoder
Free exercise of religion not violation of compulsory attendance laws; Amish children do not have to go to school until they are 16---they may stop after the 8th grade
White v. Regester
In this litigation challenging the Texas 1970 legislative reapportionment scheme, a three-judge District Court held that the House plan, state-wide, contained constitutionally impermissible deviations from population