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October 5 final - October 5 2009 Review Plessy v Ferguson...

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Review: Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896First Desegregation cases: Professional Schools Initial step: showing that separate but equal did not exist. In professional schools, there was often no “black” equivalent. 1935 – State of Maryland v. Murray (state case, not Supreme Court). Murray denied admission to University of Maryland’s all white law school, but no separate facility available in the state. State court ordered Murray’s admission. 1938 – Gaines v. University of Missouri Law School The precedent in Murray was used to order the Supreme Court to force Missouri to admit Gaines, which it did, but only after trying to build an alternative law school for blacks. It could not do it. 1950 – Sweatt v. Painter (Texas) To get around Gaines, Texas declared that they were going to start a black law school and that Sweatt would be admitted to that institution once it was established. NAACP argued that the black law school would never be
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