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In his opinion in Buck v. Bell, what was Holmes referring to when he said that three generations of imbeciles are enough?



A. Admitting women to Harvard
B. Allowing judicial elections
C. Mandating primary education for all citizens
D. Sterilizing the mentally retarded
Asked by Drue, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Sterilizing the mentally retarded-in an eight-to-one vote, the court upheld the state of virginias right to require sterilization for the mentally retardeda statute that was not repealed until 1974. writing the majority opinion, holmes compared cutting the fallopian tubes to compulsory vaccination and said, it is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly...Read More
 

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