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Supreme Court decides three civil rights cases on June 5, all by 9ยข0 votes. In Sweatt v. Painter, the Court rules that a separate law school established by the University of Texas does not provide equal educational opportunity and orders the university to admit African-Americans to its previously all-white law school; in McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents, the Court rules that the University of Oklahoma could not impose segregated seating arrangements on a black graduate student; and in Henderson v. United States, the Court rules that segregated seating on railroad dining cars denies the equal access to public accommodations guaranteed by the Interstate Commerce Act.

Korean War begins June 25.