How did the federal government seek to legitimize the Supreme Courts decision in Brown v. Board of Education?

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How did the federal government seek to legitimize the Supreme Courts decision in Brown v. Board of Education?

What does this massive resistance say about the institutional limitations on the US Supreme Court?

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    How did the federal government seek to legitimize the Supreme Courts decision in Brown v. Board of Education?

    -By use of the military to force some states to comply.

    What does this massive resistance say about the institutional limitations on the US Supreme Court?

    -The supreme court can only interpret the law.It's up to the Federal government and state governments to enforce the law.

  • Mark
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    8 years ago

    President Eisenhower order troops to go enforce obedience with the Court's ruling. That is, troops guarded black children who were coming, for the first time ever, to attend schools that had been previously all white.

    The Court has no power to "enforce" its own rulings. All of the way back in the Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton said that the federal judiciary "has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments." -- from Federalist Paper #78.

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