Supreme Court Hands Down Landmark “Brown V Board Of Education” Ruling-This Day 1954

During the 2008 Presidential campaign political lightweight Sarah Palin was stumped when asked to name a famous Supreme Court case. One she could have named is Brown V Board of Education Topeka, Kansas which has to be one of the most famous decisions the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down. The unanimous decision ruled that racial segregation in public facilities was unconstitutional. This decision brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation. In an opinion written by Chief Justice Earl Warren {Ike’s biggest mistake as POTUS according to Ike himself} the nation’s highest court ruled that the separate but equal doctrine was unconstitutional. The NAACP’s Special Counsel for this case was Thurgood Marshall who over a decade later would become the first African-American to be named to the U.S. Supreme Court.