My question involves civil rights in the State of: Mississippi
What action can be taken against local (city, county) and state courts when the judges of these courts outright defy and overrule well established case law in the US Supreme Court on the topic of civil rights?
How can courts be compelled or forced to obey US Supreme Court precident if the judge just doesn't want to?
I've found a lot of legal books that state stuff like "State courts applying federal law are bound by decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court." - but nothing citing any authority for that claim, or anything about what to do when State courts applying federal law issue decisions that directly contradict the U.S. Supreme Court.
Is it just assumed that these cases will somehow make their way to the U.S. Supreme Court and the Court will not only reverse the lower court ruling but shame the judges who tried to overrule them, and so the judges are supposed to follow precident out of fear of public embarassment, or is there some rarely-used option for when this happens that is just hard to find out about?
Thanks in advance for any help.