1. In Korematsu v. United States, how do the opinions of Justices Black and Murphy differ in terms of the standard that must be met in order to justify an abridgement of constitutionally protected liberties? 2. Analyze and answer the following question: “Security versus freedom—how far should the government go?” Provide practical examples and/or court cases that analyze the different measures that the United States has taken since September 11, 2001, in order to secure the freedom of citizens of the United States. 3. To what degree does Boumediene v. Bush show that the Constitution places considerable restraints on Congress, not only on the President (United States v. United States District Court), in matters of national security? 4. In light of the Brown v. Board of Education I (1954) and II (1955) (Brown) decisions, how does one account for the Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (Seattle) decision in 2007? Is the latter consistent with the former? According to Brown, what is the source of the constitutional violation in racially segregated schools: separation of the races itself or the state’s requirement that the races be separate? What are the practical consequences of each view? 5. Both Justice Brennan’s plurality opinion in Frontiero v. Richardson and his majority opinion in Craig v. Boren illustrate different possible ways to respond to allegations of unconstitutional gender discrimination. Analyze and explain them.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. You may also use reputable outside sources. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. This applies to each question….#1-5
Course Text-Mason, A. T., & Stephenson, D. G. (2012). American constitutional law: Introductory essays and selected cases (16th Ed.). Boston, MA: Longman.