Rutgers wants to strip a Supreme Court justice’s name from a campus building. But slaveholders’ names remain.

For nearly 50 years, Rutgers University has honored a U.S. Supreme Court justice who sanctioned racial discrimination and argued that women had no constitutional right to practice law.

Now, as a nation reckons with its imperfect past, university officials plan to remove his name from a campus building.

Rutgers’ Board of Governors is scheduled to vote Wednesday on scrubbing Joseph P. Bradley’s name from a Newark campus building because university officials say the once prominent alumnus acted as more than just “a person of his time.”

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