Brown v. Board of Education Topeka

Judges have employed principles of decision-making since time immemorial. One such principle is “judicial restraint.” This principle assumes what should be obvious: courts and judges retain their authority only so long as their decisions are perceived as mostly fair. Pres. Andy Jackson once remarked about a decision by the Supreme Court which he did not

It is extremely rare for the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn one of its prior decisions. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), comes to mind. But, that decision overruled the “separate but equal” ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896) decision. See that decision in Brown