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Maryland Supreme Court Case Summary

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The Maryland Supreme Court ruled against segregation at the University of Maryland Law School. The case, Murray vs. Pearson had been attacking the school legally since that summer and successfully sued the University of Maryland to admit a young African American Amherst University graduate named Donald Gaines Murray. Represented by Charles Houston of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP, his colleague and protégé’ Thurgood Marshall won his major first civil rights case in this ruling. In winning the rights of Murray to enter the University of Maryland Law School, Marshall argued eloquently in the case, "What's at stake here is more than the rights of my client. It's the moral commitment stated in our country's creed." Marshall's achievement
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