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  • Joan And Peter Stanley
    548 words
    Stanley vs. Illinois 92 S. Ct. 1208 (1972) Nature of Case: The plaintiff is Peter Stanley. He said that his rights to equal protection of the law under the 14th Amendment have been violated. He believes that the Illinois law that makes children of unwed father's wards of the state upon death of the mother violated his rights. Facts: Joan and Peter Stanley lived intermittently together for 18 years, in which they had 3 children. When Joan Stanley died, Stanley's children were declared wards of th...
  • True Spirit Of Equality
    513 words
    Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu was born in 1689 to a French noble family. 'His family tree could be traced 350 years, which in his view made its name neither good nor bad. ' (The Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, p. 68) Montesquieu's views started to be shaped at a very early age. A beggar was chosen to be his godfather to remind him of his obligations to the poor. In the Considerations Montesquieu used Roman history to prove some of his ideas about reasons for the rise ...
  • Equality And Virtue In Life
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    Let's take another example: the accident which happened to Susan B. Anthony in 1872. She went to the polls in Rochester, NY. But she was arrested and fined 1000$. She refused to pay them. She cited the 14 Amendments. It was adopted in 1868. The goal of it was to achieve equality of the races and sexual equality before the Law. It states:" All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction therefore are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they ...
  • Equality Lies In Value
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    The lone dissenter, Justice John Harlan, showed incredible foresight when he wrote "Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens. In respect of civil rights, all citizens are equal before the law... In my opinion, the judgment this day rendered will, in time, prove to be quite as pernicious as the decision made by this tribunal in the Dred Scott case... The present decision, it may well be apprehended, will not only stimulate aggressions, more or less b...
  • Amendment's Equal Protection Clause The Court
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    TOPIC Women and Education: Granting women and men equal access to education in light of the Fourteenth Amendment's pledge of equal protection. INTRODUCTION Though taken for granted by many, co-sex educational institutions for higher learning are really just recent occurrences. For the most part, colleges and universities, particularly elite ones, taught either men or women. The reasons for this separation date back to early American history, when a woman's place was seen as in the home. In addit...
  • John Locke Equality
    537 words
    First of all, the basis for understanding Locke is that he sees all people as having natural God given rights. As God's creations, this denotes a certain equality. So, what's equality according to Locke Locke's definition of equality is: "A state of equality, wherein all the power and jurisdiction is reciprocal, no one having more than another; there being nothing more evident, than that creatures of the same species and rank, promiscuously born to all the same advantages of nature, and the use ...
  • Ku Klux Klan And Laws
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    Reconstruction was a period following the civil war during which the southern states were re-admitted into the Union. One issue that was dealt with during Reconstruction was the rights of freed slaves. While the Federal Government attempted to give the freedmen rights, their actions were opposed by southern governments and people. The Federal Government did in fact take action to help the newly freed slaves. Starting with the 13th amendment, slavery and forced labor was pronounced illegal (Doc 1...
  • Tunnel With International 4 8818
    625 words
    In Anthem by Ayn Rand the concept of Objectivism is shown well through out the book. It starts right at the beginning when Equality 7-2521 talks about how it is a sin to be writing. He talks about how it is a sin to do things that don't involve others. He talks about how he is committing a crime by writing and only he can ever see what he writes. This shows how the people live in a slave state and aren't allowed to think for themselves or they will be punished. It also shows that they aren't all...
  • Practice Of The Gender Equality Principle
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    INTRODUCTION: Recognition of gender equality into a principle that is part of CIL will have widespread impact, since all states will be internationally accountable for any discriminatory practices concerning gender. However although treaties, most notably CEDAW, tribunals, special rapporteur reports and judicial decisions suggest that gender equality has matured into a CIN, this norm has unfortunately not reached the status of CIL. Barriers such as cultural and religious practices, CEDAW ineffic...

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