the equal protection clause (14th amendment ) states that no states shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law .however the supreme court denied equal justice in the 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson as the court used the idea of separate but equal to give official government approval to segregation and America
Why was the case on hold?
Thurgood Marshal a lawyer for the NAACP lead a arguing that segregation of schools violated the 14th amendment several segregation questions were combined into one case.The case of Linda Brown
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Who -Linda Brown was denied acceptance into white school close to her home she was forced to attend a school miles away Thurgood Marshall argued for the African American family that white school facilities were often of much higher quality than the separate schools for blacks
The Supreme court heard arguments in the case in 1953 they decided to put the case on hold to allow new briefs and arguments .The chief justice died and was replaced by Earl Warren believed segregation was unconstitutional when the case resumed in 1954 the court was still divided.
The court ruled that separate educational facilities were inherently unequal therefore the plaintiffs were deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the 14th amendment