A response to the article "Plessy v. Ferguson and the Anti-Canon," by Akhil Amar, published in the November 2011 issue of the "Pepperdine Law Review," is presented. Topics include an examination of Justice Henry Billings Brown's decision in the case, the constitutionality of segregating U.S. citizens by race, and the impact of public opinion on U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Barry P. McDonald
A Reluctant Apology for Plessy: A Response to Akhil Amar,
39 Pepp. L. Rev.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/plr/vol39/iss1/5