de jure segregation

NOUN
  1. segregation that is imposed by law
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  • As chief counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Mr. Marshall was the field general of the litigation portion of the civil rights revolution of the mid-Twentieth Century, directing a series of legal victories against de jure segregation, culminating in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The Volokh Conspiracy » Miguel Estrada Writes in Support of Elena Kagan’s Confirmation
  • Of how the obvious justice of Brown vs. The Board of Education, eliminating de jure segregation, led to the judicial activism of de facto remedies and federal judges, not parents or teachers, as overseers of public education. Michael Jones: Waiting for "Superman"
  • According to the Court, busing schoolchildren to achieve greater racial balance in individual schools is a constitutionally proper remedy in districts burdened by the effects of past or present de jure segregation.
  • It was de jure segregation; sanctioned by the law and backed by the billy club.
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