How The Warren Court Liberalized America

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The Warren Court refers to the Supreme Court of the U.S. between 1953 and 1969 when Earl Warren served as Chief Justice. The Warren Court acted on unresolved issued to liberalize the way of life in America. We sought to define ourselves in a new era, the idea of individual rights had become more important and the court made controversial decisions that changed the nature of law enforcement by expanding the civil rights, civil liberties, and federal power in dramatic ways. Civil rights depicted the rights that citizens held of political and social freedom and equality. Civil Liberties which are the state of being subject only to laws established for the good of the community with regard to freedom of speech. Federal Power that include the political concept in which a group of members are bound together by covenant. Civil Rights depicted the rights that citizens held of political and social freedom and equality usually dealing with that of segregation, racial discrimination and expanding rights. As in the Brown vs. the B.O.E in Topeka Kansas 1954 when Linda Brown was in a segregate school district and had to walk five miles to school each day when across the train tracks from her house there was a white school which she was unable to attend. Her Father, Oliver Brown gained help from the NAACP to make sure that his daughter was to be able to attend the best school possible. NAACP challenged the segregation claiming that the laws violated the 14th Amendment of the constitution which stated that all citizens were to receive “equal protection under the law.” The Court affirmed the position of the Brown family and in ruling favor of Brown the court ordered the integration of America. Even though the court had ruled, action was not taken... ... middle of paper ... ...d with violating the smith act by being members of the CPUSA in California. The Smith act is a United States federal statute that set criminal penalties for advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government. In a 6-to-1 decision the court reversed the convictions and remanded the cases to a district court for retrial. The Supreme Court held that these fourteen leaders did not violate the smith act simply because people must be encouraged to do something, rather than merely to believe in something. The court was both applauded and criticized for bringing an end to racial segregation, incorporating the Bill of Rights (including it in the 14th amendment Due Process clause), and ending officially sanctioned voluntary prayer in publish schools. The period is recognized as a high point in judicial power that has receded ever since, but with a substantial continuing impact.

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