Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of Harlan in English:
US jurists. John Marshall Harlan ( 1833–1911), US Supreme Court associate justice 1877–1911. A strong defender of civil rights, he declared in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) in a dissenting opinion that the Constitution is “color-blind.” His grandson and namesake, John Marshall Harlan ( 1899–1971), generally conservative, was a US Supreme Court associate justice 1955–71.
Definition of Harlan in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan