Henderson v. United States

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Henderson v. United States by Harold Hitz Burton

Henderson v. United States, 339 U.S. 816 (1950), was a landmark United States Supreme Court decision in the jurisprudence of the United States that abolished segregation in railroad dining cars. Excerpted from Henderson v. United States on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

339 U.S. 816

Henderson  v.  United States

 Argued: April 3, 1950. --- Decided: June 5, 1950

Messrs. J. Howard McGrath, Attorney General, Philip B. Perlman, Sol. Gen., Washington, D.C., for appellee The United States.

Messrs. Belford V. Lawson, Jr., Washington, D.C., Jawn Sandifer, New York City, for appellant.

Mr. Allen Crenshaw, Washington, D.C., for appellee Interstate Commerce Commission.

Mr. Charles Clark, Washington, D.C., for appellee, Southern Ry. Co.

Mr. Sam Hobbs, by special leave of court, a member of the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives, argued the cause and filed a brief, as amicus curiae, urging affirmance.

[Argument of Counsel from page 817 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Justice BURTON delivered the opinion of the Court.


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