Arkansas Interposition, Proposed Amendment 47 (1956)

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An Arkansas Interposition, Proposed Amendment 47 was on the November 6, 1956 ballot in Arkansas as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Election results

Arkansas Amendment 47 (1956)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 185,374 55.93%
No146,06444.07%

Election Results via: Arkansas Secretary of State

The doctrine of interposition argues that the doctrine of state sovereignty allows states to "interpose" between a federal mandate and local authorities. The doctrine was put forward in southern states in the 1950s following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which required that school districts must provide racially integrated public education.[1]

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