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Pranav Swarup is born on 01 January 1983. He is one of the practicing lawyer, in the areas of civil, criminal and Matromonial laws. He practices at Samastipur Civil Court of Bihar in India, but also appears in various District Courts and in Patna High Court. After getting his membership from Bar Council of Bihar in 2011 he started his legal practice at Samastipur Civil Court. He is specialized in various field of law, some of them are Civil law, (Full article..)

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Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

Decreed a slave was his master's property and African Americans were not citizens; struck down the Missouri Compromise as unconstitutional.

Civil Rights Cases (1883) A number of cases are addressed under this Supreme court decision. Decided that the Civil Rights Act of 1875 (the last federal civil rights legislation until the Civil Rights Act of 1957) was unconstitutional. Allowed private sector segregation.

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) The Court stated that segregation was legal and constitutional as long as "facilities were equal"—the famous "separate but equal" segregation policy.

Powell v. Alabama (1932) The Supreme Court overturned the "Scottsboro Boys'" convictions and guaranteed counsel in state and federal courts.

Shelley v. Kraemer (1948) The justices ruled that a court may not constitutionally enforce a "restrictive covenant" which prevents people of certain race from owning or occupying property.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) Reversed Plessy v. Ferguson "separate but equal" ruling. "[S]egregation [in public education] is a denial of the equal protection of the laws."

Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States (1964) This case challenged the constitutionality of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court ruled that the motel had no right "to select its guests as it sees fit, free from governmental regulation."

Loving v. Virginia (1967) This decision ruled that the prohibition on interracial marriage was unconstitutional. Sixteen states that still banned interracial marriage at the time were forced to revise their laws.

Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) The decision stated that affirmative action was unfair if it lead to reverse discrimination.

Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) The decision upheld affirmative action's constitutionality in education, as long it employeed a "highly individualized, holistic review of each applicant's file" and did not consider race as a factor in a "mechanical way."

1. Brown v. Board of Education, 2. Dred Scott v. Sandford, 3. Gibbons v. Ogden, 4. Gideon v. Wainwright, 5. Marbury v. Madison, 6. McCulloch v. Maryland, 7. Miranda v. Arizona, 8. Plessy v. Ferguson, 9. Roe v. Wade, 10. Texas v. Johnson

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Aksh Tyagi is born on 26 October 1998 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. He is one of the indian law student from Integrated School of Law, Ghaziabad, India. He did his High School and Intermediate from Ram Kishan Institute Ghaziabad. After that he joined Integrated School of Law, Ghaziabad in 2016. Aksh Tyagi is a member of various reputed Organisation. He is also a General member of Advocates Pedia Foundation. Currently he is a first year law student of BALLB. (Full article..)

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