The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Essay

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In 1954, the Supreme Court shows its commitment to equality liberalism after an era of protecting economic rights. Brown is a proper use of the Supreme Court’s power and its four shortcomings legitimate their decision. This era of equality allowed the court and social movements to work in synergy allowing for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 to be established.
Firstly, while the decision undermines the federal system that the 1787 constitution creates and forces the federal courts to micromanage local school boards without the proper implementation powers, this shortcoming shows the executive branch assisting with the implementation and therefore legitimating the decision of the judiciary. The Brown decision undermines the 1787 constitution because the decision entrenches on the state’s power for educating their populace. The federal court is seen to micromanage school boards as they rule that Little Rock local school board’s plan for desegregation within two and a half years later is abiding Brown. The federal court even goes as far as requiring the busing of students to white schools. Karlman describes the massive resistance from the Jim Crow South, leading the federal court to reinstate their authority and ensure lower courts were implementing their decision through Cooper v. Aaron. Despite President Eisenhower background in segregation, he is forced by Brown’s decision to nationalize the National Guard and send in the elite 101th Airborne to…

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