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John Howard Ferguson (June 10, 1838 – November 12, 1915) was an American lawyer and judge from Louisiana, most famous as the defendant in the Plessy v. Ferguson case. Ferguson was born the third and last child to Baptist parents ( John H. Ferguson & Sarah Davis Luce) on June 10, 1838 in Chilmark, ...

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Ferguson, John H. (Judge). Biography: A Massachusetts native, Louisiana judge John Howard Ferguson presided over Homer Adolph Plessy's trial for violating the Louisiana law prohibited integrated rail travel in the state. Ferguson upheld the law. Plessy took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court as Plessy v. Ferguson.

www.britannica.com/biography/John-Howard-Ferguson

Other articles where John Howard Ferguson is discussed: …new judge in Desdunes's case, John Ferguson, dismissed the case.

www.washingtonpost.com/politics/plessy-and-ferguson-descendants-of-a-divisive-supreme-court-decision-unite/2011/06/02/AGji3hJH_story.html

Jun 5, 2011 ... The lone objection came from Justice John Marshall Harlan, whose “Great Dissent” predicted the decision would join the infamy of the court's Dred Scott ruling. “Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens,” Harlan famously wrote. The Comite des Citoyens closed ...

www.history.com/topics/black-history/plessy-v-ferguson

Plessy v. Ferguson was an 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine. The case stemmed from an 1892 incident in which African-American train passenger Homer Plessy refused to sit in a car for blacks. Rejecting Plessy's argument that ...

www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/plessy-v-ferguson-who-was-plessy

18, 1892, Orleans Parish criminal court Judge John Howard Ferguson, a “ carpetbagger” descending from a Martha's Vineyard shipping family, became the “Ferguson” in the case by ruling against Plessy. While Ferguson had dismissed an earlier test case because it involved inter-state travel, the federal government's ...

www.nytimes.com/2008/07/12/washington/12ferguson.html

Jul 12, 2008 ... “The immigration cases, the Social Security cases,” Judge Reinhardt added. “He was concerned about people and about individual rights. He'd have a sense of outrage when he saw people unfairly treated by the justice system.” Warren John Ferguson was born in Eureka, Nev., on Oct. 31, 1920, and ...

www.c-span.org/video/?c4719685/homer-plessy-john-ferguson

Mar 19, 2018 ... Ted Shaw of the University of North Carolina Law School and Michael Klarman of Harvard Law School discussed how Homer Plessy was chosen by the Citizens…

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On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy agreed to be arrested for refusing to move from a seat reserved for whites. Judge John H. Ferguson upheld the law, and the case of Plessy v. Ferguson slowly moved up to the Supreme Court. On May 18, 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, with only one dissenting vote, ruled that segregation in ...