The idiot in chief from Wyoming has decided to spread more lies about American History.
To address the claims made I will start with Plessy v. Ferguson._ As most of us know, this case established the legal dictum of “separate but equal.” Of the 7 justices that voted in the majority, 4 had been appointed by Republicans. This included Henry Billings Brown who wrote the majority opinion.
Now, let’s move forward. The idiot mentions Brown v Board of Education. This case was preceded by several cases that chipped away at Separate but Equal. One of these cases was Sweatt vs. Painter, et al. The case argued by Robert Lee Carter and Thurgood Marshall for the plaintiff was that separate law schools for blacks and white in the University of Texas system were unconstitutional. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in 1950 that separate law schools were unconstitutional. Every justice in that unanimous decision was appointed by a Democratic President.
Now, let’s look at Brown v Board of Education. The ruling in that case was also unanimous. Every justice on that court except for CJ Earl Warren had been appointed by a Democrat. The most adamant integrationists were William O. Douglas, Hugo Black, Harold H. Burton, and Sherman Minton. All appointed by Democratic Presidents and all but Burton Democrats themselves.
Now as for Hayes withdrawing troops from the South. Hayes did not do this because white Southerners were going to have a sudden change of heart. He did this because of the 1876 election. He was awarded the contested electoral votes from 3 Southern states — La, SC, Fl — by an electoral commission. To keep the Southern States happy, he withdrew the troops.
May 3, 2017