TITLE

Yick Wo v. Hopkins: 1886

AUTHOR(S)
Christianson, Stephen G.
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Great American Trials;2003, p192
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a court case wherein the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the conviction of the appellant Yick Wo for violating an ordinance was unconstitutional. The trial was conducted in Washington, D.C. in 1886. Wo claimed that the city of San Francisco, California was enforcing an ordinance in an unlawfully discriminatory manner against him and other Chinese persons. The need to enforce the law in a fair manner is cited as the significance of the case.
ACCESSION #
39251976

 

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