In the United States, a state court has jurisdiction over disputes with some connection to a U.S. state, as opposed to the federal government. State courts handle the vast majority of civil and criminal cases in the United States; United States federal courts handle different types of cases.
The Supreme Court case, Plessy vs. Ferguson, stated that being separate but equal was okay. Later that case was overturned in 1954 with the Supreme Court case, Brown vs. Board of Education. This case was important because it brought segregation into the US, which left a negative impact in the American society.
"Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher 1948 Ada Lois Sipuel When denied admission on the basis of race, Fisher filed a suit asserting that she must be admitted to the OU Law School since there was no comparable facility for African American students. Losing in state courts, Marshall argued the case before the Supreme Court which reversed the lower courts in 1948"
On December 12, 1938 the U.S. Supreme Court decided 6-2 in favor of Lloyd Gaines (shown above) in Gaines v. Canada, in which Gaines was suing for admittance to the University of Missouri Law School. However, he disappeared the following spring before the case could be retried in state court. Opinion was divided whether he was murdered or wished to avoid the publicity the case had received. In 2006 the school awarded him an honorary law degree. #TodayInBlackHistory
National Organization for Marriage DOES NOT LIKE that the Judicial System ( Job in the triad of power: It has ultimate jurisdiction over all federal courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law) has over-rided popular vote on the civil rights of others. No, no, no --- they bypassed a democracy. Kind of like they should when they see the Constitution is not being upheld. Silly National Organization for Marriage