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Yick Wo at 125: Four Simple Lessons for the Contemporary Supreme Court


Marie A. Failinger


Hamline University - School of Law

June 9, 2011

Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 17, p. 217, Spring 2012

Abstract:     
This article, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Yick Wo decision, recounts the legal struggles of Chinese immigrants at the turn of the 20th century and proposes that these stories provide four lessons for the U.S. Supreme Court about the importance of refusing to countenance class discrimination, persisting in striking at legal injustice, considering legislative purpose in context, and taking account of the property assumptions that color cultural battles in discrimination cases.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 67

Keywords: racial discrimination, equal protection, legal history

JEL Classification: J7, K00

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Date posted: June 11, 2011 ; Last revised: January 25, 2013

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Failinger, Marie A., Yick Wo at 125: Four Simple Lessons for the Contemporary Supreme Court (June 9, 2011). Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 17, p. 217, Spring 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1861225

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