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The Warren Court and the Pursuit for Justice The Warren Court and the Pursuit for Justice written by Morton J Horwitz is a description of the many Supreme Court cases that Chief Justice Earl Warren along with other Justices presided on during this critical time period in American History The author begins the book by explaining who the different Justices that served on the Court were and when they were appointed to it Horwitz explained the different backgrounds that the Justices came from and whether they were conservative or more liberal on the court The authors thesis was to prove that the Warren Court helped to give people their own personal rights through many different court cases The Warren court ruled on cases from Brown v Board of Education which dealt with the segregation issue to Roth v United States which dealt with pornography Through trying to support his thesis the author broke the book down into five separate chapters that dealt with the Warren Court The first chapter that Horwitz dealt with court cases was in chapter two In this chapter the author supported his thesis by explaining how the Court ruled on court cases that dealt with Civil Rights One of the biggest court cases that the Warren Court presided over was Brown v Board of Education 1953 this court case overturned the separate but equal doctrine Which stated that the races could be legally segregated In this case the Justices overturned the Plessy decision and ruled that the segregation of public facilities was illegal This supported the authors thesis because it gave all people no matter what race equal facilities Of course it would be many years before this was enforced throughout the country Most of the cases decided on by the Warren Court in this section of the book
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