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Part 1 Case: Brown v. Board of Education, (1954) Facts: Various cases from the states of Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia, and Delaware were consolidated base on a common legal question which would have far reaching effects in regards to the 14 th amendment and the previous ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson which concluded “separate but equal”. The court had to determine if “separate but equal” was applicable to the modern public school system. Issue: Does public school segregation of white and African American children deny African American children equal protection of the laws as set forth by the 14 th amendment? Holding: (vote: 9-0) Yes: Public school segregation denies African American children equal protection of the laws set forth by the 14 th amendment Majority Reasoning: (Earl Warren) A Rule: The court ruled that segregation of public schools denies minorities of equal educational opportunities even if facilities and other “tangible factors” may be equal. This ruling is in direct opposition of the previous precedence set forth by Plessy v. Ferguson which ruled segregation to be
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