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Although the U.S. Supreme Court issued its Brown v. Board of Education decision in two separate opinions, the 1954 decision is the landmark decision that determined that having separate but equal accommodations for the white and black races is unconstitutional. The 1955 decision served only to clarify how quickly schools should desegregate and placed the local federal district courts in charge of any legal hearing arising from the desegregation process. Ultimately, Brown v. Board of Education (1954) established the modern ideas of privacy and security in the constitutional rights. This entry reviews the groundbreaking decision of the Supreme Court by thoroughly examining Chief Justice Earl Warren’s majority opinion and how the arguments that he presented in his decision helped serve as the foundation for other ...

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