There is a final paper requirement in this course, which you will satisfy by performing the case analysis assignment explained below.
The paper is due at any time before the end of Session V – 11:59 p.m. on January 11, 2020 – and is worth 20% of your grade.
I set forth the assignment below:
One very important part of Chapter 1 is the discussion of stare decisis and precedent, particularly in the context of some historic constitutional law case decisions. I have attached a copy of the United States Supreme Court’s groundbreaking decision in Brown v. Bd. of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954). Please read this decision and, in two to three pages: (1) summarize the finding of the Court and (2) explain both how stare decisis was applied and was not applied by the Court in its decision.
Please note that the linked/attached opinion was written by Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren at a time when the use of some language that is now considered offensive and racist was deemed acceptable by some. I just want you to note that I did not write the attached/linked opinion, nor do I condone the use of such terminology, it is the language of Chief Justice Warren of the Supreme Court in 1954.