Landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases

Published On: Mar 27 2012 12:28:45 PM EDT   Updated On: Feb 27 2013 09:22:13 AM EST

Take a look back at the landmark cases that shaped our nation.

Supreme Court - Plessy
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Plessy vs. Ferguson -- This 1896 case coined the term "separate but equal" for blacks, but only legally. Segregation remained in place for decades after that.