Are African-Americans still protected by equal protection?
Richard D. Friedman
rdfrdman at UMICH.EDU
Fri Sep 8 11:06:42 PDT 2000
And how about US v. Fordice, 505 US 717 (1992)? It was a private suit in
which the US intervened.
At 04:30 PM 9/7/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete, which extends Batson to civil cases, was
>decided in 1991. I can't immediately think of any more recent cases. I
>chart the cases from 1986-1991 in Race and the Rehnquist Court, 66 Tulane
>L.Rev. 1267, 1341.
> >>> Andrew Koppelman <akoppelman at NWU.EDU> 09/07 3:43 PM >>>
>I'm teaching fourteenth amendment this term, and am trying to remember what
>the last case is in which an African-American plaintiff successfully
>claimed that a state was unconstitutionally discriminating on the basis of
>race. My guess is that it was Batson v. Kentucky in 1986, and I can't even
>guess what the last one was before that. Am I correct? I suppose that
>there are also some school desegregation cases in which the lower court's
>decree was upheld. But my impression is that most of the work that the
>equal protection clause now does in the world is to protect white people
>from affirmative action programs.
>I'd like to have the views of this list's members, but am doubtful whether
>this is worth starting an on-list thread over. There are issues of
>constitutional law, but they are likely to be tediously familiar to
>everyone. I just want to get the facts straight. Eugene, can you offer
>some guidance on this? But I'd be very grateful for off-list responses.
>Associate Professor of Law and Political Science
>Northwestern University School of Law
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