Plessy V

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Explain how the two rulings are examples of judicial restraint or judicial activism use evidence from the reading to back up your response.
The Plessy V. Ferguson1896 case is an example of judicial restraint. It is an example of judicial restraint because the argument Plessy made supports the idea that segregation is not equality, it makes the black race feel inferior. The court disagreed because it isn’t legal or political therefore constitutional by technicality. Judicial restraint encourages judges to limit the exercise of their own power unless laws are obvious examples of being unconstitutional.
The Brown V. Board of Education 1954 case is an example of Judicial Activism because though it wasn’t a law that Black children shouldn’t feel
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