Warren Court

Under the leadership Chief Justice Earl Warren, the U.S. Supreme Court engaged in judicial activism aimed at expanding civil rights. Hailed for his leadership in school desegregation, while vilified by diehard opponents, Warren and the activist Court he shaped and led left a lasting legacy to the nation. He was committed to individual freedom, human rights, the First and Fourteenth Amendments, and Fourteenth Amendment due process and equal protection rights, and his leadership resulted in expanded social consciousness on freedom, civil rights, and human dignity. Warren also left an indelible mark on education and society, beginning with Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954). While the issues that the Warren Court faced continue to be debated by succeeding courts, the framework for human ...

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