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Justices Samuel Alito, Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett all pressed advocates on the court's history of overturning precedent in cases like Plessy v. Ferguson. Alito even noted that "the south built up a whole society based on the idea of white supremacy" relying on the court's decision in Plessy. "It was improper reliance," he added, "it was reliance on an egregiously wrong understanding of what equal protection means." (A version of Godwin's law states that an argument ends after any side makes a comparison to Hitler. In legal conversations, Plessy -- a decision in which eight of nine justices put the full force of the Constitution behind race discrimination for 50 years -- is Hitler.)
NYC Vaccine Mandates Just Like Jim Crow in the Deep South
by Cat on Sat Dec 4th, 2021 at 01:35:45 AM EST
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