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Just one week separated the Supreme Court's announcements of its decisions in Brown IlIon May 31, 1955, and Williams v. Georgia2 on June 6, 1955. Del Dickson's fascinating account of Williams reveals the two decisions to be mirror images. Through his reconstruction of the Justices' deliberations in Williams, Professor Dickson shows the Court struggling with the same jurisprudential issues as in Brown II and reaching a virtually identical resolution-one that was novel, confusing, and ultimately misunderstood.
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