Plessy v. Ferguson

Plessy v. Ferguson - Case Name: Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U.S....

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Case Name: Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U.S. 537 Year Decided: 1896 Facts of the Case: On June 7, 1892, Plessy boarded a car of the East Louisiana Railroad that was designated by whites for use by white patrons only. Although Plessy was one-eighth black and seven-eighths white, under Louisiana state law he was classified as an African- American, and thus required to sit in the "colored" car. When Plessy refused to leave the white car and move to the colored car, he was arrested and jailed. In his case, Homer Adolph Plessy v. The State of Louisiana, Plessy argued that the East Louisiana Railroad had denied him his constitutional rights under the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States. However, the judge presiding over his case, John Howard Ferguson, ruled that Louisiana had the right to regulate railroad companies as long as they operated within state boundaries. Plessy had an item of prohibition. Plessy took it to the Supreme Court of Louisiana where he again found the same decision,
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