Were there any events in the history of US when unconstitutional decisions had to be made?
Topic: Supreme court case summaries
May 25, 2019 / By Florinda Question:
Were there any events in the history of US when unconstitutional decisions had to be made by any president or his administration? If so, what were they? And what were some events in history when the US acted in defense? Thank you.
Best Answers: Were there any events in the history of US when unconstitutional decisions had to be made?
Dalya | 5 days ago
I don't quite know if you are asking whether the Supreme Court has determined if an action by an American President was unconstitutional. For that I would suggest looking at Supreme Court rulings and just look at the summary of their rulings.
I just found this with 2 minutes of searching...U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren delivered the unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. State-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th amendment and was therefore unconstitutional.
But off the top of my head...the Japanese internment camps during WWII come to mind...as do Lincoln's call for Martial Law...but both of those examples come from war time and were defended as part of the President's War Powers as Commander-in-Chief, which in my opinion is not a good enough defense for taking away the rights and privileges of American citizens.
If i'm not mistaken there were some aspects of the New Deal that were considered unconstitutional but I don't remember if it was ruled as such by the Supreme Court.
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