The Warren Court
Liberalism of 1950s/1960s Warren era; major decisions; protection of individual rights; Constitutional interpretation.
“The liberalism of the Warren Court in the late 1950s and 60s marked an interesting era in American judicial review. A significant change in Constitutional interpretation occurred in many instances, as the Warren Court handed down decisions which served to incorporate into the due-process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment virtually the whole of the Bill of Rights, as well as the 15th, 17th and 19th Amendments. In this, the Warren Court was establishing a new precedent in American politics, extending the protection of the individual in the name of civil equality. Indeed, during these years the Warren Court would effectively reverse the effects of many previous decisions; ultimately, the Warren Court sought to follow a more humanitarian path towards the abolishment of distinctions of class…”