Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia - Significance, Court Finds That Mandatory Segregation On Public Motor Carriers Traveling Between States Violates Commerce Clause
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.
- Hall v. DeCuir, 95 U.S. 485 (1878).
- Louisiana, New Orleans & Texas Railway Co. v. Mississippi, 133 U.S. 587 (1890).
- Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896).
- Barnes, Catherine A. Journey from Jim Crow: The Desegregation of Southern Transit. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1983.
- Lofgren, Charles A. The Plessy Case: A Legal-Historical Interpretation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1987.
- Nieman, Donald G., ed. Black Southerners and the Law, 1865-1900. New York, NY: Garland, 1994.
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