BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION (II)

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Case Basics
Docket No. 
1
Petitioner 
Board of Education of Topeka
Respondent 
Brown
Consolidation 
Briggs v. Elliott, No. 2
Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, Virginia, No. 3
Bolling v. Sharpe, No. 4
Gebhart v. Belton, No. 5
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After its decision in Brown I which declared racial discrimination in public education unconstitutional, the Court convened to issue the directives which would help to implement its newly announced Constitutional principle. Given the embedded nature of racial discrimination in public schools and the diverse circumstances under which it had been practiced, the Court requested further argument on the issue of relief.

Question 

What means should be used to implement the principles announced in Brown I?

Conclusion 
Decision: 9 votes for Brown, 0 vote(s) against
Legal provision: Equal Protection

The Court held that the problems identified in Brown I required varied local solutions. Chief Justice Warren conferred much responsibility on local school authorities and the courts which originally heard school segregation cases. They were to implement the principles which the Supreme Court embraced in its first Brown decision. Warren urged localities to act on the new principles promptly and to move toward full compliance with them "with all deliberate speed."

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BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION (II). The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 27 July 2014. <http://www.oyez.org/cases/1950-1959/1954/1954_1>.
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