U.S. Constitution Amendment 14

On May 17, 1954, in Brown v. Board of Ed. of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the doctrine of “separate but equal” (announced by the Court in Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537, 16 S.Ct. 1138 (1896)), as applied to public schoolchildren, was inconsistent with the Fourteenth Amendment’s…

Read More On This Day: Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)
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In Murray v. Williamsville Central School District, 2021 WL 1610201 (WDNY April 26, 2021), the court, inter alia, dismissed various constitutional claims asserted by plaintiff – a middle school teacher – who alleges that his employer (the defendant school district) deprived him of his liberty interest in his reputation and free speech rights after he…

Read More Court Dismisses Teacher’s Section 1983 & 1st and 14th Amendment Claims Arising From Alleged Showing of Pornographic Film to Students
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Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark (unanimous) decision in Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967) (J. Warren), in which the Court held that Virginia’s “anti-miscegenation statutes” – laws prohibiting marriages between persons solely on the basis of race – violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth…

Read More Loving v. Virginia: Happy (53rd) Anniversary
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