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The Burger Court and the Civil Rights Movement: The Supreme Court Giveth and the Supreme Court Taketh Away

Will the Supreme Court abandon its role as alleged "protector of the civil rights movement",? This is the question that passed through many minds as leadership of the Supreme Court was surrendered to Warren Burger and as the clock of history moved from the decade of the sixties to that of the seventies. With the termination of the October 1970 Term of the United States Supreme Court some tentative propositions may now be tendered with respect to the Burger Court and the civil rights movement.