Topic - John Marshall Harlan

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  • Justice John Marshall Harlan of Kentucky wrote it plainly in his lonely dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson more than a century ago: "The arbitrary separation of citizens on the basis of race, while they are on a public highway, is a badge of servitude wholly inconsistent with the civil freedom and the equality before the law established by the Constitution.

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  • Writing for a unanimous court, Justice John Marshall Harlan declared that "this Court has recognized the vital relationship between freedom to associate and privacy in one's associations ."

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