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Corrigan v. Buckley

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271 U.S. 323 (1926), argued 8 Jan. 1926, decided 24 May 1926 by vote of 9 to 0; Sanford for the Court. This case involved a restrictive covenant formed by white property owners in the ...

Corrigan v. Buckley

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Herman Belz

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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... v. Buckley , 271 U.S. 323 ( 1926 ), argued 8 Jan. 1926 , decided 24 May 1926 by vote of 9 to 0; Sanford for the Court. This case involved a restrictive covenant formed by white property owners in the District of Columbia in 1921 to prevent the sale of property to black citizens. Subsequently a white owner made a contract to sell her property to a black person, provoking a suit to enforce the covenant and stop the sale. Federal courts in the District of Columbia upheld enforcement of the covenant. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court in...

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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions (2 ed.)

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... v. Buckley , 271 U.S. 323 ( 1926 ), argued 8 Jan. 1926 , decided 24 May 1926 by vote of 9 to 0; Sanford for the Court. This case involved a restrictive covenant formed by white property owners in the District of Columbia in 1921 to prevent the sale of property to black citizens. Subsequently a white owner made a contract to sell her property to a black person, provoking a suit to enforce the covenant and stop the sale. Federal courts in the District of Columbia upheld enforcement of the covenant. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court in effect...

Corrigan v. Buckley

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271 U.S. 323 (1926), argued 8 Jan. 1926, decided 24 May 1926 by vote of 9 to 0; Sanford for the Court. This case involved a restrictive covenant formed by white property owners in the District of ...
Housing Discrimination

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Is one of the most virulent and intractable forms of discrimination. It occurs when purchase or rental of housing is denied to otherwise qualified individuals because of their race, ethnicity ...
Housing Discrimination

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Gerald N. Rosenberg

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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...housing segregation came in Buchanan v. Warley ( 1917 ), in which the Court, applying the Fourteenth Amendment for the first time in a housing discrimination case, struck down a city ordinance requiring neighborhood racial segregation in housing. In 1926 , the Court, in Corrigan v. Buckley ( 1926 ), appeared to support the constitutionality of restrictive covenants , which were clauses in deeds restricting the conveyance of real property to members of certain racial, religious, or ethnic groups. In Shelley v. Kraemer ( 1948 ), however, the...

Buchanan v. Warley

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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...of property law. The Court held that the Louisville ordinance “destroyed the right of the individual to acquire, enjoy, and dispose of his property,” violating the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Consistent with this analysis is the 1926 decision in Corrigan v. Buckley . In this case the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the right of private individuals to agree to restrictive covenants that prohibited property owners from selling their houses to blacks, Asians, Jews, and other minorities. Here the Court upheld the property rights of the...

Turf, The

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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...of the Melbourne Cup in verse narratives included in Sea Spray and Smoke Drift ( 1867 ). In subsequent years, racing disasters as well as triumphs have provided the occasion for comment. Two notable examples are the death of the champion hurdle jockey of the 1880s, Tommy Corrigan , which produced a tribute from Paterson, and the death of Phar Lap in the USA in 1932 , which produced a series of sentimental eulogies. If racing has made its contribution to Australian literature, the reverse has also happened. At the AJC's annual Expressway Stakes...

Constitution, U.S

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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...was ready to take a new look at the constitutional rights of blacks. However, the Court's understanding of the nature of law and race remained limited. In Corrigan v. Buckley ( 1926 ) it upheld the right of private parties to refuse to sell land to blacks. The Court insisted that private discrimination did not violate the Constitution, because the Fourteenth Amendment only limited state action. In Moore v. Dempsey ( 1923 ) the Supreme Court overturned the convictions of a number of blacks after proceedings that could barely be called trials. The defendants...

Supreme Court

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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...and racism. In Corrigan v. Buckley ( 1926 ) it undermined the value of Buchanan v. Warley by demonstrating that residential segregation could be achieved by private action—with court enforcement—even if it could not be achieved by actions of the state. Corrigan involved a private agreement among thirty-one landowners in Washington, D.C., who all signed a restrictive covenant that prevented them from selling their houses or land for twenty-one years. The Court unanimously upheld the covenant, thus preventing Irene Corrigan from selling her land to...

Civil Rights

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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...Nixon v. Condon ( 1932 ) the Supreme Court by a 5–4 vote held it unconstitutional. The Democrats, without any legal authorization, then adopted at their annual convention a resolution excluding nonwhites. Holding that this time there had been no state action, the Court in Grovey v. Townsend ( 1935 ) ruled unanimously in their favor. The public-private distinction that preserved the white primary also limited how far the Court was willing to go in combating residential segregation. It summarily struck down ordinances requiring it; in Corrigan v. Buckley (...

History of the Court

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William M. Wiecek, Michael Les Benedict, Melvin I. Urofsky, and Stephen L. Wasby

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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...law. In Moore v. Dempsey ( 1923 ), Holmes ruled that a federal court should hear the appeal of five African‐Americans, convicted of first‐degree murder by an Arkansas state court, where the constant threat of mob violence had tainted the proceedings. And in the infamous Scottsboro case, Powell v. Alabama ( 1932 ), Justice Sutherland specifically applied the Fifth Amendment right to a fair trial to the states ( see Trial by Jury ). Not all of the Taft Court decisions furthered civil rights or civil liberties. In Corrigan v. Buckley ( 1926 ), the...

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