posted by Elizabeth .
3. In dissent, Justice Harlan wrote the "real meaning" of the railcar segregation law was to suggest that "colored citizens are so inferior and degraded that they cannot be allowed to sit in the public coaches occupied by white citizens." How might we figure our "real meaning" of a law?
You might try some of the following links, it you mean any law at all:
You can get a lot farther with gentle persuasion than with hardcore preaching -- especially to people you don't know very well. Use every bit of your charm to make people see the light.
If you were referring to the railcar segretation law, it looks like Justice Harlan understood it.