A Sharper Cry for the Federal Sword
Price and Guest in Context (1871-1967)
Map 5 renders Part III.C of the article (“Confronting a Sharper Cry for Civil Rights Enforcement”). Decided on the same day in 1966, Price and Guest are two key civil rights enforcement cases too often overlooked. The map draws attention to vital role that then-Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall played in introducing key Reconstruction legislative history into federalism doctrine — Senator John Pool’s statement regarding the 1871 KKK Act.
In chronological order, the cases giving rise to the Supreme Court opinions on the map are: Garner v. Louisiana, 368 U.S. 157 (1961); , (1962); Peterson v. City of Greenville, 373 U.S. 244 (1963); Bell v. Maryland, 378 U.S. 226 (1964); United States v. Guest, 383 U.S. 745 (1966); United States v. Price, 383 U.S. 787 (1966).