Tuttle, Elbert P. - Clip 13
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Tuttle, Elbert P.; Aman, Alfred C.
From the video archives of the Cornell Law School Heritage Project. The interviewer is Alfred C. Aman (Tuttle clerk 70-72); the videographer, Thomas R. Bruce. This video covers Elbert Tuttle's reflections on the role of section 1983 in civil rights litigation, the need for affirmative action, and cases involving the discriminatory provision of municipal services. (Duration 20:39) The initial phase of this project was sponsored by a generous grant from the law firm of Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP.
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Tuttle, Elbert P.; Wisdom, Judge John M.; Prior to the civil rights movement Blacks had no legal rights that Whites had to respect; Remnants of slavery; Thirteenth Amendment; Importance of section 1983; Scope of section 1983; Affirmative action; Drummond v. Fulton County; Race and adoption; Discrimination in provision of municipal services; Hawkins v. Town of Shaw; Washington v. Davis; Need to prove intent to discriminate; Adverse impact