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Sunday, June 11, 2023

Brown or Briggs?

The descendants of the plaintiffs in Briggs v. Elliott, the companion to Brown out of South Carolina, have petitioned SCOTUS to redesignate it as the lead case for that opinion. I was not aware of the story behind how the five cases reached the Court and formed that case, or of the historical debate over whether Brown became lead case because of bureaucratic choice or various political calculations.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on June 11, 2023 at 02:48 PM in Howard Wasserman, Judicial Process | Permalink


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