Thursday, May 18, 2017

Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson

Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson » 1896



Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 US 537 (1896) was a landmark constitutional law case of the US Supreme Court. It upheld state racial segregation laws for public facilities under the doctrine of "separate but equal". The decision was handed down by a vote of 7 to 1 with the majority opinion written by Jus...
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