The Constitution and Civil Rights

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Contents
PART ONE: FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS
i. FEDERAL LEGISLATION, 1866-1875 3
2. THE CIVIL RIGHTS CASES, 1883 8
Constitutionality under the Fourteenth Amendment, 9; Constitutionality under the Thirteenth Amendment, II; Dissent by Mr. Justice Harlan, 13; The Statute under the Thirteenth Amendment, 17; The Statute under the Fourteenth Amendment, 20; Summary of Bradley's Decision, 24; Summary of Harlan's Dissent, 25; Significance of the Decision, 26; Civil Rights in the District of Columbia, 27
3. GENERAL FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS STATUTES: CRIMINAL 29
18 U.S.C. 51, 29; 18 U.S.C. 52, 47; The Screws Case, 48
4. LYNCHING AS A FEDERAL CRIME 74
Proposed Federal Antilynching Legislation, 74; Lynching and 18 U.S.C. 51, 84; Lynching and 18 U.S.C. 52, 88
5. FEDERAL LEGISLATION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT 91
The Constitutional Question, 93
6. GENERAL FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS STATUTES: CIVIL 97
8 U.S.C. 41, 97; 8 U.S.C. 43, 99; 8 U.S.C. 47 (3), 101; Concluding Statement, 103
PART TWO: STATE CIVIL RIGHTS
7. STATUTES PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION 109

Constitutionality, 109; Civil Rights Acts in the States, 115; Private Right of Action, 120; Construction of Civil Rights Acts, 121; Is Segregation Discrimination? 123; The "Model" Civil Rights Bill, 124; A Fair Racial Practices

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