Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The LLS 2006 Con Law 2 Discussion

It's that time of the semester, and Con Law 2 draws upon us. It seems like a simple subject at first, but surely many of you have realized that it's not quite that simple. I realize it's a bit late in the game, but I have a special deal. I'm the type that doesn't feel secure in his knowledge unless I'm being challenged with questions. They don't have to be complex, but I invite you to submit your questions, and I will be answering them throughout the night.

Please post your questions in the comments. I will answer here, and you are all welcome to answer each other if my answers don't quite cut it. Have at it!


Anonymous said...

what's the difference between de jure segregation and de facto segregation? - mike smith.

Bruce said...

De jure means "by law", and de facto means "by fact", so there are 2 contexts in which you could have de facto discrimination without de jure discrimination:

1. Facially neutral law with disparate impact. See Washington v. Davis.

2. Private citizens who choose to live next door to others like them, also known as self-segregation.