America's Judicial Hero

America's Judicial Hero

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The Great Dissenter

Episode: The Great Dissenter

  • Jun 24, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 52:50 mins

Penning scathing rebukes as the sole dissenter in many crucial post-Civil War cases such as Plessy v. Ferguson, Justice John Marshall Harlan had an impact for decades to come. He laid the foundation that ultimately ended legal segregration. Guest: Peter Canellos, author of "The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero"