are there any constitutional arguments against Eisenhower's actions during the little rock crisis?
- larry1Lv 61 year agoFavorite Answer
Not really, some were tried of course. The Constitution makes the President ultimate enforcer of law, the constitution, and Supreme Court decisions. all he did was enforce the constitution, law, and Court. The only arguments Arkansas had was that the Constitution limits the President in enforcing United States law or the Constitution where a state has different laws or disagrees, but this 'states rights' claim is specifically barred by the constitution and the US Civil War decided it for all time. 2nd they tried to say schools were a local matter given by the Constitution to the states but that doesn't mean a state can violate the constitution just cause it's in a state school, so that didn't work either.
- MajorArmedManLv 71 year ago
Nope, the Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public education was unconstitutional. That meant all education systems in this country that were served to the public had to desegregate or else faced severe consequences. Arkansas state officials were refusing to enforce the federal court ruling, so Eisenhower had to step in an deploy federal troops to do it.