Friends or Foes?

Asim, Jabari
January 2013
Crisis (15591573);Winter2013, Vol. 120 Issue 1, p3
The executive editor of the journal discusses several U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning equal rights and friend of the court briefs, also known as amicus curiae. He discuses the cases Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, Dred Scott v. Sandford, and Plessy v. Ferguson, and the opinions of former U.S. Supreme Court justices Henry Billings Brown. He also discusses the legal efforts of the U.S. civil rights organization the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).


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