Cooper v. Aaron

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Cooper v. Aaron, 358 U.S. 1 (1958), was a case in which the Little Rock school board tried to stop school desegregation. In deciding this, the Warren Court asserted that the federal judiciary and the U.S. Supreme Court was "supreme in the exposition of the law of the Constitution." This went far beyond the Court's previous assertion in Marbury v. Madison that they merely had authority to exposit the Constitution. Rather, it asserted the Supreme Court had authority over the other two branches of government, which was unnecessary to the resolution of the dispute in that case.