GossipGirl asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

what was chief justice earl warren most famous for?

What was he most famous for?

More than one thing please.


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  • 1 decade ago
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    Earl Warren was an. . . "American jurist, the 14th chief justice of the United States (1953–69), who presided over the Supreme Court during a period of sweeping changes in U.S. constitutional law, especially in the areas of race relations, criminal procedure, and legislative apportionment. "

    "In his first term on the bench, he spoke for a unanimous court in the leading school-desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954), declaring unconstitutional the separation of public-school children according to race. Rejecting the “separate but equal” doctrine that had prevailed since Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, Warren, speaking for the court, stated that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” and the court subsequently called for the desegregation of public schools with “all deliberate speed.” In Watkins v. United States (1957), Warren led the court in upholding the right of a witness to refuse to testify before a congressional committee, and, in other opinions concerning federal and state loyalty and security investigations, he likewise took a position discounting the fear of communist subversion that was prevalent in the United States during the 1950s. "

    "In Reynolds v. Sims (1964), using the Supreme Court's precedent set in Baker v. Carr (1962), Warren held that representation in state legislatures must be apportioned equally on the basis of population rather than geographical areas, remarking that “legislators represent people, not acres or trees.” In Miranda v. Arizona (1966)—a landmark decision of the Warren court's rulings on criminal justice—he ruled that the police, before questioning a criminal suspect, must inform him of his rights to remain silent and to have counsel present (appointed for him if he is indigent) and that a confession obtained in defiance of these requirements is inadmissible in court. "

    He was, of course, later appointed by President Johnson to head a group later to be known as the "Warren Commission" to investigate the murders of President John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald. The lack of evidentiary results led to a conspiracy theory which persists to this day.

    Source(s): britannica.com
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Probably the one thing that warren is most famous for is the Warren Commission's investigation into the shooting of JFK.

    He is also famous for the Miranda rights being essential in interviewing suspects and the banning of segregation in public schools.

    Earl Warren was the 14th Chief Justice of the United States (1953-69). As Chief Justice, his term of office was marked by numerous rulings affecting, among other things, the legal status of racial segregation, civil rights, separation of church and state, and police arrest procedure in the United States. In the years that followed, the Warren Court became recognized as a high point in the use of the judicial power in the effort to effect social progress in the U.S. and Warren himself became widely regarded as one of the most influential Supreme Court justices in the history of the United States and perhaps the single most important in the 20th century (and certainly its most controversial).

    Source(s): For a summary of his famous rulings click here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Warren#The_Warre...
  • orsini
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • hollie
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    thanks to each and everyone of you guys for the answers.

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