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Homer Plessy, key to ‘separate but equal,’ on road to pardon

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana board on Friday voted to pardon Homer Plessy, whose decision to sit in a “whites-only” railroad car to protest discrimination led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1896 “separate but equal” ruling affirming state segregation ...

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New trial ordered in murder case

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A state appeals court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of murder because of a Sixth Amendment violation. Defendant Troy Lockley, 47, was convicted in state Supreme Court in Queens in June 2014 of two counts of ...

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