Supreme Court: Under Siege Once More

The more active it becomes, the more often the Supreme Court finds itself under siege. After the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education desegregation decision, Southern Governors and legislators were moved to such desperate tactics as the doctrine of interposition, which held that the states had the right to nullify or block decisions when they thought that the Supreme Court had exceeded its powers under the Constitution. In 1958, the Senate narrowly rejected a bill to end the court's right to review loyalty or security cases. After the 1962 school-prayer decision, Senators...

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