Brown v Board of Education of Topeka (1954)
What did Court say about the intentions of the framers with respect to segregated schools?
---"they are inconclusive"

"Reargument was largely devoted to the circumstances surrounding the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868. It covered exhaustively consideration of the Amendment in Congress, ratification by the states, then existing practices in racial segregation, and the views of proponents and opponents of the Amendment. This discussion and our own investigation convince us that, although these sources cast some light, it is not enough to resolve the problem with which we are faced. At best, they are inconclusive.

1.  Public schools non-existent in South in 1868.
2.  Some supporters of 14th wanted to ban segregation, others didn't.


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