The U.S. Supreme Court decided many cases in 1954, but by far the most significant and renowned decision was handed down in Brown v. Board of Education, which determined that segregation in public education is unconstitu... More »

Legal segregation began in 1896 when the Supreme Court sanctioned legal separation of the black and white races in the ruling H.A. Plessy v. J.H. Ferguson, but the decision was overruled in 1954. The Supreme Court in 189... More »

Racial segregation finished de jure in the United States in 1954, when a series of Supreme Court decisions were enforced in that sense. However, de facto segregation continued until the 1970s and persists in various degr... More »

In the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, the Court ruled that state laws that created separate public schools for black and white students were a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The case eff... More »

Decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court can be overturned by either a constitutional amendment or by a future U.S. Supreme Court decision, according to HowStuffWorks. Supreme Court decisions can also be countered or cir... More »

The U.S. Supreme Court decides criminal and civil appeals cases that involve federal law, according to the U.S. Justice Department’s Offices of the United States Attorneys. Cases come from other federal appeals courts an... More »

Bethel School District #43 v. Fraser as well as Board of Education of Independent School District #92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls are some landmark Supreme Court decisions. Brown v. Board of Education is another land... More »