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Plessy v. Ferguson: But what about the 14th Amendment?
Plessy v. Ferguson belongs with Dred Scott in the questionable pantheon of "worst Supreme Court decisions ever." By a 7-1 margin, the Court upheld a Louisiana law enforcing segregation in public transportation and placed its stamp of approval on the South\'s repressive Jim Crow regime. John Marshall Harlan\'s eloquent and prophetic dissent presaged the end of segregation, but his lone voice was insufficient to protect civil rights in 1896.