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On This Date in Legal History

In 1890 the Louisiana legislature enacted a statute that required railroad companies to provide “for separate railway carriages for the white and colored races.”  The races weren’t permitted to sit together.  Any passenger who violated the law was subject to … Continue reading

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Justice Henry Billings Brown

From 1891-1906 Associate Justice Henry Billings Brown served on the United States Supreme Court. On September 4, 1913, he passed away. Learn more about this justice at http://goo.gl/A8NfM7.

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1896 the United States Supreme Court decided Plessy v. Ferguson. Associate Justice Henry B. Brown authored the decision.  Learn more about this case @ http://bit.ly/1L2nz0B.

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