Judicial Impact on Education Politics and Policies

Authored by: Martha McCarthy

Handbook of Education Politics and Policy

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415660426
eBook ISBN: 9780203074107
Adobe ISBN: 9781135106775

10.4324/9780203074107.ch6

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Abstract

It would be far better indeed for these great social and political problems to be resolved in the political arena by other branches of government… but these are social and political problems which seem at times to defy resolution. In such situations, under our system, the judiciary must bear a hand and accept its responsibility to assist in the solution where constitutional rights hang in the balance. (Hobson v. Hansen, 1967, p. 517)

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