civil rights, thurgood marshall, desegregation, education


In this Article, Professor Marcus examines the influence of Justice Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court's current school desegregation agenda. Justice Marshall was part of the majority in desegregation cases during his earlier years on the high Court subsequently, however, his role became one of dissenter. Professor Marcus analyzes the divisive issues facing the Court in desegregation litigation, Marshall's positions on such issues, and his legacy to the Court in this area. Finally, the Article assesses the vitality of this legacy in light of two Supreme Court decisions issued after Justice Marshall's retirement.

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