DISCUSSION: Reread the third paragraph.
It describes how Marshall finally found success. He used a case about unequal treatment in housing (a practical argument) to lay the groundwork for overturning Brown with a theoretical argument that drew on sociological data.
This paragraph supports the scholars from the first paragraph, who argued that Marshall was able to win Brown because of his success at arguing prior cases. See lines 6-10.
- CORRECT. The scholars said that Marshall depended on his previous cases to win Brown. Shelley is one such necessary case, so this example supports their view.
- The distinction was between a theoretical and non-theoretical approach. But that isn’t the focus of the third paragraph.
- No, the opposite. The claim was that Marshall’s past cases were necessary for him to win Brown. The third paragraph supports this by showing the importance of Shelley.
- There is much new information added in paragraph three. It isn’t a summary of the other paragraphs.
- Err…this means that the third paragraph supported segregation. That definitely isn’t what’s going on. The third paragraph explains how Marshall was able to help overturn segregation.
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