Essay about The Supreme Court Vs. Board Of Education

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The Supreme Courts ruling in Brown v. Board of Education was extremely reliant on the intergovernmental relations between federal and state levels. The Supreme Court’s authority lies heavily in the state government and state citizens. The Supreme Court made a ruling, not to be enacted right away but over time and giving states the discretion to go about this in how they see fit in order to reduce pubic backlash. This required cooperation from the federal government, the state government and local government. The federal government cannot supervise every school in the country and make sure it is doing what it needs to be doing. The state government can’t even be expected to oversee every school that closely in the state. This process took a great amount of cooperation from all levels of government and really emphasized how closely they need to work together and cooperate in order for accomplishments to happen. It was the federal government’s part to make the decision. The state government’s role was basically to closely watch and encourage local governments to comply with federal government standards and the local or state governments could go about that in a manner that worked best for their state. The five stages of policy making are: Mobilization, agenda setting, information gathering, rulemaking and implementation. First in mobilization, someone has to bring about the issues and the litigation. The process deals with a lawyer who turns the situation into a legal claim.…

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