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may 18, 1896 - Plessy V. Feguson

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Plessy v. Ferguson, was a landmark constitutional law case of the US Supreme Court decided in 1896. It upheld state racial segregation laws for public facilities under the doctrine of "separate but equal".[1] The decision was handed down by a vote of 7 to 1 with the majority opinion written by Justice Henry Billings Brown and the dissent written by Justice John Marshall Harlan.

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may 18, 1896
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~ 122 years ago
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