The Courts: How to Reform Southern Justice

One of U.S. history's basic trends is the growing dominance of federal power over state power. And one of the major reasons for the trend is that Southern states have defied the U.S.

Constitution's command (Article 6) that federal law is "the supreme law of the land." By denying the constitutional rights of Negroes ever since the Civil War, the South itself has forced the enactment of more federal laws en forcing those rights, all leading to more federal intervention in areas traditionally left to the states.

The result poses a dilemma in...

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