Most likely why did the U.S. Supreme Court not order the immediate implementation of its ruling in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954?
a.The Court did not have authority to declare segregation instantly unconstitutional.
b.Some justices on the Court feared the outbreak of widespread violence with such a bold ruling.
c.The plaintiffs in the case themselves had asked for a gradual desegregation of schools.
d.Some of the justices had agreed to consent with the ruling only on the provision that it would not be implemented during their lifetimes.
e.The Court wanted to give the defendants in the case the chance to appeal.