Aaron J. Burke, J.D.

Aaron J. Burke, J.D.

Constitutional Law is a reflection of society. In this blog, we examine the court cases that deemed state and federal sponsored segregation as unconstitutional and a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

The Legal Cases That Abolished 'Separate but Equal' Doctrine

Published: September 14th, 2016

Disclaimer: Article dictated and adapted from the lecture, “Turning Points in 20th Century America: Two Cases That Changed the Nation” by Aaron Burke, J.D., available below.

Constitutional Law is a mirror reflection of society. When thinking about past United States Supreme Court cases, you have to understand the context of an entirely different society. A lot of these cases are sometimes confusing and illogical in today's context. Take, for example, perhaps the two most important Supreme Court opinions in the past 100 years: The case that created the 'Separate but equal' doctrine and the case that abolished the doctrine as it applied to the federal government and the states.

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