Plessy v. Ferguson Re-Argument

Distinguished jurists heard a re-argument of Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 Supreme Court case in which the Court found that Louisiana did… read more

Distinguished jurists heard a re-argument of Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 Supreme Court case in which the Court found that Louisiana did not discriminate against Homer A. Plessy when it refused to let him sit in the white only section of a passenger train. In this decision, the Court established the legal doctrine of “separate, but equal,” which governed discrimination cases until the 1954 decision of Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The participants had access only to the facts and case law available in 1896 for their arguments. Following the arguments, the “Court” deliberated in public and unanimously reversed its original 6-1 decision. close

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Plessy v. Ferguson Re-Argument

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Program ID:
71350-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Moot Court
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Apr 20, 1996
Last Aired:
May 4, 2004

Airing Details

  • Apr 20, 1996 | 9:03am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 20, 1996 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 21, 1996 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 13, 1996 | 12:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 14, 1996 | 4:38am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 06, 2003 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 15, 2003 | 2:25am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 04, 2004 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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