Reading Shaw v. Reno Case Excerpts
Can a state create a legislative district based on race? In this episode of BRI’s Primary Source Close Reads, Joshua Schmid is joined by Dr. Josh Dunn as they discuss excerpts of the Shaw v. Reno case regarding the question of gerrymandering. What aspects of gerrymandering are allowed by law and why? How does the Equal Protection Clause relate to the case of Shaw v. Reno?
Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Read summaries of the majority ruling in landmark Supreme Court cases that have had an impact on our rights as citizens.
Reading Kelo v. New London Case Excerpts
Can the United States Government take someone’s property and give it to a private developer to further economic development? In this episode of BRI’s Primary Source Close Reads, Joshua Schmid is joined by Dr. Josh Dunn as they discuss excerpts of the Kelo v. New London case pertaining to eminent domain. How does the Fifth Amendment protect private property? What precedent did the ruling of Kelo v. New London set for the future of cases regarding eminent domain?