Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia (Great American Court Cases)
Legal Citation: 328 U.S. 373 (1946)
Commonwealth of Virginia
That forced segregation on buses traveling between states is unconstitutional.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
William H. Hastie, Thurgood Marshall
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Abran P. Staples
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter, Frank Murphy, Stanley Forman Reed (writing for the Court), Wiley Blount Rutledge
Harold Burton (Robert H. Jackson and Harlan Fiske Stone did not participate)
Date of Decision
3 June 1946
Forced racial segregation on buses traveling between states is an impermissible burden on interstate commerce.
Morgan was a significant step on the road to overturning the rule of "separate by equal" that had been the law of the land ever since Plessy v. Ferguson (1896).
Irene Morgan, an African American woman, got on a...
(The entire section is 807 words.)
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