Brown v. Board of Education

This case, decided ultimately in 1954, saw Earl Warren writing on behalf of a unanimous Court. In this case the Court famously overturned the central holding in Plessy v. Ferguson, opining that separate but equal accommodations were not constitutional, and could not be made so. The Court relied on 1950s social science to bolster its holding, finding refuge in the Kenneth Clark doll test.

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Author:
SCOTUS
Source:
Lii-Legal Information Institute at Cornell
URL:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0347_0483_ZS.html
Notes:
The important 1954 desegregation case
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