The Supreme Court made a mistake when they decided with the University of Texas; no college should take in race as a factor when selecting applications of students. In 2007, two female high school students applied to the University of Texas; one of the girls being Miss Abigail N. Fisher. Abigail was a caucasian, in the top 12% of her school at Stephen Austin High School, but she was denied by the University of Texas along with a friend of her’s. However,
The second case filed against the University of Michigan is Grutter v. Bollinger (2003). The suit was filed by non-minority applicants who alleged the university for using race as the prevailing factor in admitting students and therefore violated the Equal Protection Clause, Title VI and Section 1981 (Green, 2004, p. 144). In their defense, the University of Michigan argued that the university seeks to ensure their ability to make unique contributions to the character of the student body by enrolling a “meaningful number” of underrepresented minority students (Green, 2004, p. 147). In contrast to the Gratz case, the district court did not follow Justice Powell’s rationale in the Bakke case and the district court ruled in favor of the plaintiff.
Our right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press is hindered within our school systems. If your opinion offends someone than you are given consequences for speaking your mind. That doesn’t sounds like our first amendment is being upheld to me. In the court case Morse v. Frederick it was stated that “Principal Deborah Morse took away the banner [Bong Hit 4 Jesus] and suspended Frederick for ten days.” The court had ruled in the favor of Morse and one of the reasons behind their decision was because she qualified for immunity from the lawsuit.
Even the Supreme Court couldn’t help the Cherokee Nation because Georgia law does not apply to Georgia law. In 1838, President Martin van Buren used the New Echota Treaty and forcibly removed any Cherokee that was still on the land. “ Sixteen thousand Cherokee began the journey, but harsh weather, poor planning, and difficult travel resulted in between 3,000-4,000 deaths on what became known as the Trail of Tears” (yawp). Some Native American Nation’s still dislike/fear the American government. We have taken over Native American land and left them with
Anthony and her family was part of the temperance movement was a banned of alcohol and making of it , also also Susan B. Anthony family was part of the the abolitionist movement to end slavery. When Susan B. Anthony died on March 13 , 1906 , women still did not have the right to vote ,but though the passing of the 19th Amendment , women got to vote. Though her hard and her dedication , Susan B. Anthony portrait was placed on the one dollar coin ,making her one of the first women to be
A perfect example is the Dred Scott v Sandford case. Dred Scott had moved with his owner to free states. When his owner died he tried to purchase his freedom; however, the widow rejected. Dred Scott filed suit and the case was heard by the supreme court. Chief Justice Roger Taney issued the decision, that Dred Scott whether free or a slave is not a U.S. Citizen and therefore had not right to sue in Federal court (Lecture, 05 February).
The movie Pinky took place during the 1940s where black people were mistreated. The movie is about a young light skinned black woman who was from the south and moved up to the North to become a nurse. Back then black people were not allowed to go to school, but Pinky passed as a white girl. When she was in school in the north, she fell in love with a white doctor, Thomas Adams. Thomas knew nothing about Pinky’s background about being a light skinned black woman because he thought she was white.
This text is related to many things happening in this world today. As the saying goes, “history repeats itself.” An example of history repeating itself in Today's society is some candidates running for president. Hillary Clinton is running for president and is very hypocritical in what she says. She once said that “students going to public college don't deserve to have student loans.”
"Well, we are talking of that Shu Huaping. It would be weird if she didn't get first place. You are a little late in the news. What is an unexpected news is that she failed to enter to the top University in the Country. It appears that she turned in a blanc answer sheet" Student B said in schadenfreude.
In 2008, 17-year-old Samantha Elauf went to Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa, Oklahoma to be interviewed for a position at Abercrombie Kids. Although, the assistant manger that interviewed believed Ms.Elauf was qualified, she felt that her headscarf would conflict with the stores “Look Policy”, which was classic east collegiate
Though in Grutter v. Bollinger we deal with the 14th amendment of the Equal Protection Clause and racial classifications too, the way race is used is slightly differs. In this particular case, the court had to decide whether the use of race at the Univeristy of Michigan Law School during the admissions process violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment. Barbara Grutter, a Caucasian applicant, applied to the University of Michigan in 1996 with a 3.8 GPA and a score of 161 on her LSAT. Grutter was placed on the waitlist, but was subsequently denied admission to the school. Grutter claims that she was only denied because of her race, as the University uses race as a factor in the admission process.
On April 24, 2014, Ella Mae Else, who is the plaintiff, filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Company, who is the Defendant in the 44th Judicial Court of Dallas County, Texas. In this case Else claims that she was trying to park her 2008 automobile on March 10, 2013 when the throttle got stuck and failed to shift to the neutral position, which caused the vehicle to sped up into the wooden area causing her some injuries. She argues that the accident was Ford’s fault for selling a defective vehicle, therefore Else demand compensation against the defendant due to Strict Liability for Design, Manufacture and Marketing a Defective Product.
These bruise marks that were found on Walter were believed to be fatal. In addition, they also condemned her for providing false accounts on the events that took place prior to the incident. She was held responsible for the death of Walter, and despite the fact that Sabrina was only a teenager at the time; the judge and the court sentenced her to sustain lethal injection. Sabrina Butler did not testify at the trail. With the aids from her mother and a volunteer lawyer, Sabrina prepared an appeal with the Supreme Court of Mississippi on several bases two years later.