In an essay of 750 words or more, address the numbered questions below after learning about US Supreme Court Case, Smith v. Allwright, 321 U.S. 45, 55 Sup. Ct. 757 (1944).
Here is a link to a 20 minute reading of the Court Case Opinion (does not include the Dissenting Opinion) – LISTEN to it.
https://youtu.be/LGxynbEb7MI Smith v. Allwright [Full Audiobook]
This next link has the full case text, which has links at the top: click on “Separate, Roberts” Link which with take you to the Dissenting Opinion, READ IT.
Here are two other sources to read for information on the case. You might also read the section about the case in your textbook.
Robert E. Cushman, Texas White Primary Case Smith v. Allwright, 30 Cornel L. Rev. 66 (1944). http://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1482&context=clr
In ESSAY format, address the following (DO NOT number them in your paper; address them in a full essay format).
What legal devices did Texas and other Southern states use to exclude most of their black citizens from voting?
According the article written by Robert E. Cushman, how did the Supreme Court handle the various cases brought forth by plaintiffs who felt their civil rights were being violated by these “legal devices” Southern states were using to disenfranchise minorities?
What were the consequences to African Americans of being excluded from voting in the segregated South?
What were the main points of the Dissenting (Separate) Opinion by Justice Roberts?
Does listening to an audio reading help to understand the complexities of a case? (do not use “I think” – use 3rd person).
Essay must be in 3rd person (NO “I” as in “I think”); 12 point Times New Roman font; one inch margins; Name at title (no cover page). Please attached is a Word document under the Assignment.
Cite ALL your sources in APA style IN-TEXT and on a separate REFERENCE page
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