Thursday, November 14, 2013

Brown v. Board of Education (Brown II) case brief

Brown v. Board of Education (Brown II) case brief summary
349 U.S. 294 (1955)

CASE SYNOPSIS
The court reviewed actions alleging racial discrimination in public schools on appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Kansas and other federal courts. The court incorporated by reference its prior decision that declared the fundamental principle that racial discrimination in public education was unconstitutional. The court requested further argument on the question of relief.

DISCUSSION
The court held that because of their proximity to local conditions and the possible need for further hearings, the courts that originally heard the cases could best perform judicial appraisal of whether local school authorities' actions constituted good faith implementation of the governing constitutional principles to accomplish admission of students to public schools on a racially nondiscriminatory basis.

CONCLUSION
The court reversed the lower courts' judgments, with the exception of the Delaware case, and remanded the cases to the lower courts to take action that was necessary and proper to admit parties to public schools on a racially nondiscriminatory basis. The judgment in the Delaware case was affirmed and remanded for further proceedings.


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