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A Case Study of the Disintegration of the Judicial Concept of "State Action" under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments

Description: The purpose of this study is to trace the judicial history of the disintegration of the traditional concept of "state action" and the consequent development of the new concept that the prohibitions of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments apply to private action among individuals.
Date: August 1954
Creator: Wattner, Victor E.
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The Family-size Farm and Agricultural Price Supports

Description: This thesis is a study of the family farm, the authority of government as it relates to agriculture, the background of agriculture price support programs, agriculture price supports, the effects of agriculture price support, subsidy payments by the United States government, and the present trends.
Date: 1956
Creator: Ayres, Ray
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Governmental Policies and the Parochial Schools

Description: The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of certain governmental policies in relation to parochial schools and to ascertain reasons why parents enroll their children in parochial schools instead of public schools.
Date: June 1953
Creator: Roe, Joe D.
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An Inquiry into the Factors Affecting the Outcome of the 1948 Presidential Election with the Situations in the States of Illinois, Ohio, and California Subject to Special Emphasis

Description: This thesis examines the factors affecting the outcome of the 1948 presidential election. The factors which will be take up are not a complete list of all those influences on the election but will be those which appeared most frequently in writings on the subject and those which, in the writer's opinion, exerted the strongest influence. By combining specific studies of the tree large pivotal states, with the investigation of general factors affecting the election, it is believed that certain rather definite conclusions can be drawn concerning what happened in the country as a whole.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Raupe, Buell C.
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Legal Principles and Practices in the Consolidation of School Districts in Texas

Description: The writer in this study seeks to do two things: (1) to make clear the fundamental principles underlying the relation of the state and the local school officials to the school district in regard to school district consolidation, and (2) to reduce to a systematic organization the principles derived from cases which are applicable to this problem of consolidation of school districts.
Date: 1950
Creator: Howell, Hewell Howard
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Legislative Trends in the Delegation of School Powers in Texas

Description: The delegation of powers by the Legislature in carrying out school laws has always been a function of that body. In 1929 Justice Walker, in the case of Richardson v. Liberty Independent School District, stated that all powers possessed by school districts have been delegated by the Legislature. The same is true in respect to the powers possessed by the State Board of Education and the county boards of education. All these divisions have been created by law and all their powers delegated by the Legislature.By this study the writer will try to show what trend the Legislature has taken in the delegation of powers concerning,schools. In this study the solution of the following questions will be sought: 1. Is there a tendency toward more delegation of power to the state level of administration? 2. Is there a tendency in the Legislature to give more power to county and local units in the school system? 3. Is the Legislature inclining toward exercising more power on its own initiative? By the study of laws passed by the Legislature delegating powers and retaining powers, these problems can be answered and a definite trend shown.
Date: August 1951
Creator: Light, Robert W.
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The Nature and Scope of the Treaty-Making Power

Description: It is the purpose of this study to determine the scope of the powers of the national government in view of the existence of the treaty-making power. The primary objective is to determine what strength the internal prohibitions of the Constitution against action by the national government have in the face of the external powers recognized to exist by International Law and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Date: 1951
Creator: Foshee, Donald A.
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Racial Residential Restrictions and the Fourteenth Amendment

Description: Although this study will be concerned primarily with the Negro and legal issues involved in efforts to discriminate against the Negro race, a careful study of racial residential segregation will reveal that the imposed restrictions may be based on religion, nationality, or race.
Date: 1956
Creator: Odom, Luther Wayne
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Religious Freedom of Jehovah's Witnesses

Description: The author has tried to show in this study the broad applications laid down by the Supreme Court in its decisions dealing with Jehovah's Witnesses. The tolerance used by the Supreme Court in working out the immense problems created by this sect at such a critical period, shows how tolerance builds strength rather than lessens it.
Date: 1951
Creator: Meadows, E. H.
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Self-incrimination : An Historical Interpretation

Description: This paper is an attempt to present the history of the so-called "self-incrimination clause" of the Fifth Amendment from the time the idea was first conceived in the mind of man to the present day. It is an attempt to present the ideas of both legal and lay thinkers concerning this clause.
Date: 1956
Creator: Myres, Charles Ernest
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A Study of School Financing in Selected Districts of Wise County, 1846-1955

Description: "This study is an effort to follow the development of the tax structure for public education in Wise County, Texas, and to point out the school tax changes which have taken place in this county during the period 1846-1955. Special emphasis is given to the changes during the last twenty years. The study is designed to present in a connected order the changes which have taken place in this area during this time, and to give the effects such changes may have had on the tax structure and the commmunity. Four schools, Decatur, Chico, Alvord, and Greenwood, have been chosen for this study. These schools represent a cross-section of all the schools of Wise County from the largest independent school to one of the few common schools now existing in the county." -- leaf 1.
Date: August 1955
Creator: Watson, James Earl
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A Study of the Effectiveness of Citizenship Education as it is Taught in the Public Secondary Schools of Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether students in Texas high schools are receiving adequate citizenship education, to see what factors are responsible for the present situation, and finally to search for possible improvements in civic education and possible solutions for specific problems.
Date: January 1959
Creator: Gale, Patricia Harberson
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The Systematic Exclusion of Negroes from Jury Service

Description: It is the purpose of this paper to present the historical record of Negro service on grand and petit juries in the United States, as that record is revealed by decisions of both state and federal courts; particularly the decisions of the United States Supreme Court. It is the desire of this treatise that such record shall be presented fairly. Finally, it is the aim of this document to present this historical record of cases in such a manner as to allow the prediction of certain potential developments visible in the course of justice. This then is a presentation of the record of the systematic exclusion of the Negro race in the matter of service on grand and petit juries in the United States, and with especial attention to the State of Texas.
Date: 1951
Creator: Cogdill, John L.
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