Supreme Court Mistakes: Plessy v. Ferguson

Professor Amar delivered his argument for including Plessy v. Ferguson in the “Hall of Shame” as one of the worst United States… read more

Professor Amar delivered his argument for including Plessy v. Ferguson in the “Hall of Shame” as one of the worst United States Supreme Court decisions. The 1896 decision concluded “separate but equal” provisions of state government were constitutional under the Equal Protection Clause. Professor Amar also talked about the “canon” and “anti-canon” of law. Professor McDonald then placed the decision in historical context. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Professor Pushaw moderated.

“Supreme Mistakes: Exploring the Most Maligned Decisions in Supreme Court History” was a Pepperdine Law Review Symposium. close

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Supreme Court Mistakes: Plessy v. Ferguson

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Malibu, California, United States
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Jul 9, 2011
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Jul 10, 2011

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  • Jul 09, 2011 | 6:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Jul 10, 2011 | 11:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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