TITLE

THE RULING, BETWEEN THE LINES

AUTHOR(S)
Shea, Christopher
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;3/22/2004, Vol. 136 Issue 10, p78
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses how the 1954 "Brown v. Board of Education" Supreme Court decision has been received by legal scholars. Claim that nearly all American legal experts today agree with "Brown;" Claim that the outcome of the case was by no means uncertain, as the justices had to choose between the 14th Amendment and a string of legal decisions supporting the doctrine of "separate but equal" established in the 1896 case "Plessy v. Ferguson;" Details of arguments by prominent legal scholars of the time in support of "Plessy;" Details of how conservative legal scholar Robert Bork has explained his support of "Brown," despite his assumption that the framers of the 14th Amendment did not object to segregation; Details of the argument by Michael Klarman that "Brown" contributed little to the civil rights movement; Claim by Derrick Bell that "Brown" covers up entrenched patterns of inequality.
ACCESSION #
12522717

 

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