Plessy v. Ferguson(1896)
- averring asserting
- chattel property
- coolie manual laborer, usually of Chinese descent, who was brought to United States to help build railroads (now considered a racial slur)
- damages monies paid for harm caused
- defendant in error the party that is defending the lower court's ruling
- demurrer contention by the defendant that although the facts put forward by the plaintiff may be true, they do not entitle the plaintiff to prevail in the lawsuit.
- due process the appropriate procedures that are necessary to affect a person's right to life, liberty, or property
- eminent domain the right of a jurisdiction to take property for a public purpose if adequate compensation is paid
- equal protection of the laws the requirement that all persons be provided the same rights under the law and be granted equal treatment by the laws
- immunity exemption
- information a substitute for a grand jury indictment issued directly by a prosecutor
- intermarriage interracial marriage
- liability responsibility for...
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