Did the Brown v Bourd of Education Ruling violate states rights?
Why or why not?
Im mainly asking because of what someone said to me about the mississippi scandal
- dobberxLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The US Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law.
Separate but equal inherently violates that principle (as found by the court).
NO state law or constitution can violate the US Constitution.
- milton bLv 71 decade ago
The states do not have the right to abuse or discriminate against their citizens any more than corporations or individuals do. The doctrine of separate but equal had been used to support segregation, the supreme court struck down that doctrine and declared that separate was inherently unequal. With no legal basis for segregation the states were forced to comply with integration orders from the federal courts.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No, it forced the states to follow the constitution.
- hi0 loves you.Lv 51 decade ago
Why not: because civil rights is guaranteed by the Constitution.
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- 1 decade ago
so what if it did?