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    •   I don't have all liberal history memorized (5+ / 0-)

      and it's been a long time since high school...

      from Plessey vs etc wiki:  

      The decision was handed down by a vote of 7 to 1 with the majority opinion written by Justice Henry Billings Brown and the dissent written by Justice John Marshall Harlan. Associate Justice David Josiah Brewer was absent at the ruling because of his daughter's sudden death the day before. "Separate but equal" remained standard doctrine in U.S. law until its repudiation in the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education.

      Here's to real conservatives.
      (we are them)

      ..squinting all the while in the glare of a culture that radiates ultraviolet consumerism and infrared celebrity...Russell Brand

      by KenBee on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 06:58:07 PM PST

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