Foreshadows of the Law: Supreme Court Dissents and Constitutional Development

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dissent in the Civil Rights Cases and the decision in Brown that repudiated the letter of Plessy and the spirit of Dred Scott. Modern constitutional interpretation essentially has embraced the concept of a color-blind constitution. Controversy survives with respect to whether allowance should be made for policies that promote diversification of the workplace, school- place and other contexts. Justice Blackmun, although stressing that "[w]e cannot. . . . let the Equal Protection Clause perpetrate racial supremacy" in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, nonetheless observed that "[i]n order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race." Over the latter half of this century, constitutional law has evolved toward the racially neutral ends that Harlan favored. Abiding controversy over the requirements of equal protection reveal a challenge still in accounting for the full dimensions and implications of a color-blind constitution.


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Cases

Aligeyer v. Louisiana, 165 U.S. 575 ( 1897).

Berea College v. Kentucky, 211 U.S. 45 ( 1908).

Blylew v. United States, 80 U.S. 581 ( 1872).

Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 ( 1954).

Buchanan v. Warley, 245 U.S. 60 ( 1917).

Civil Rights Cases, 109 U.S. 3 ( 1883).

Cumming v. Board of Education, 175 U.S. 528 ( 1899).

Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 ( 1857).

Freeman v. Pitts, 112 S.Ct. 1430 ( 1992).

Fullilove v. Klutznick, 448 U.S. 448 ( 1980).

Giles v. Harris, 189 U.S., 475 ( 1903).

Gong Lum v. Rice, 275 U.S. 78 ( 1927).

Green v. County School Board of New Kent County, 391 U.S. 430 ( 1968).

Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States, 379 U.S. 241 ( 1964).

Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co., 392 U.S. 409 ( 1968).

Katzenbach v. McClung, 379 U.S. 294 ( 1964).

Keyes v. School District No. 1, 413 U.S. 189 ( 1973).

Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 414 ( 1944).

Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45 ( 1905).

McCabe v. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co., 235 U.S. 151 ( 1908).

Metro Broadcasting, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission, 110 S.Ct. 2997 ( 1990).

Milliken v. Bradley, 418 U.S. 717 ( 1974).

Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada, 305 U.S. 337 ( 1938).

Pasadena City Board of Education v. Spangler, 427 U.S. 424 ( 1976).

Patterson v. McLean Credit Union, 491 U.S. 164 ( 1989).

Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 ( 1896).

Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 ( 1978).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • INTRODUCTION: JUDICIAL REVIEW AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT xiii
  • Bibliography xxvi
  • Chapter 1 a Constitutional Right in Slavery 1
  • Bibliography 22
  • Chapter 2 Images of a New Union 25
  • Bibliography 41
  • Chapter 3 Constitutional Redefinition and National Reconstruction 43
  • Bibliography 60
  • Chapter 4 the Rise, Demise and Resurrection of Substantive Due Process 63
  • Bibliography 85
  • Chapter 5 Color and the Constitution 87
  • Bibliography 111
  • Chapter 6 Freedom of Speech: the "Indispensable" Liberty 113
  • Bibliography 134
  • Chapter 7 the Right to Be Let Alone 137
  • Bibliography 158
  • AFTERWORD 161
  • Index 163
  • About the Author 169
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