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Unformatted Document Text:  Equal Protection problems Voting 14. If the geographical boundaries of electoral districts are compact, it is legal to attempt to concentrate the political power of minority groups in drawing district lines. 15. If there has been a history of voting discrimination in a state, the state should be required in drawing up district lines to maximize minority representation. 16. In order to eliminate partisan control of redistricting, electoral districts should be drawn up by panels of judges in each state, Housing 17. Middle County Md. has passed a law requiring all owners of apartments with 20 or more units not to discriminate against potential renters based on age or whether they have children. County is sued by an owner who rents to seniors 55 and older and an owner who rents to unmarried singles. 18. Should the owners of a condo association be able to bar the sale of units to families with children or unmarried adults. Discrimination and Affirmative Action 19. The facilities of all tax exempt institutions should be equally open to all persons regardless of race, ethnic origin or gender. 20. No private school that accepts public finds should be able to discriminate in admissions or hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender or religion. 21. Middle City Md. in the interest of creating economic and racial integration has a policy of a 20% reduction in property taxes for house in neighborhoods that are racially and economically mixed. i.e. at least 15% white / black and rich/poor. A coalition of taxpayers from a wealthy white neighborhood and a poor black neighborhood have sued claiming a violation of the equal protection clause because their houses do not qualify for the reductions. 22. In an effort to close the achievement gap between white and black students. Baltimore county has a policy of assigning the most experienced teachers to schools with predominantly black populations. Or If reliable studies showed that black male teachers served as good role models for black male high school students, urban public schools should be able to prefer such teachers in hiring and promotion. 11

Authors: La Noue, George.
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Equal Protection problems
Voting
14. If the geographical boundaries of electoral districts are compact, it is legal to attempt to
concentrate the political power of minority groups in drawing district lines.
15. If there has been a history of voting discrimination in a state, the state should be required in
drawing up district lines to maximize minority representation.
16. In order to eliminate partisan control of redistricting, electoral districts should be drawn up
by panels of judges in each state,
Housing
17. Middle County Md. has passed a law requiring all owners of apartments with 20 or more
units not to discriminate against potential renters based on age or whether they have children.
County is sued by an owner who rents to seniors 55 and older and an owner who rents to
unmarried singles.
18. Should the owners of a condo association be able to bar the sale of units to families with
children or unmarried adults.
Discrimination and Affirmative Action
19. The facilities of all tax exempt institutions should be equally open to all persons regardless of
race, ethnic origin or gender.
20. No private school that accepts public finds should be able to discriminate in admissions or
hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender or religion.
21. Middle City Md. in the interest of creating economic and racial integration has a policy of a
20% reduction in property taxes for house in neighborhoods that are racially and economically
mixed. i.e. at least 15% white / black and rich/poor. A coalition of taxpayers from a wealthy
white neighborhood and a poor black neighborhood have sued claiming a violation of the equal
protection clause because their houses do not qualify for the reductions.
22. In an effort to close the achievement gap between white and black students. Baltimore county
has a policy of assigning the most experienced teachers to schools with predominantly black
populations.
Or If reliable studies showed that black male teachers served as good role models for black male
high school students, urban public schools should be able to prefer such teachers in hiring and
promotion.
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