State Action

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William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 1961


In this extensive discussion of the Civil War amendments, this article proposes to identify the functions of the state action limitation. Specific accommodation of those functions is discussed in a variety of contexts: freedom from brutality, voting, education, employment, housing, etc.

Keywords: Thirteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fifteenth Amendment, voting rights, education, employment, housing, Civil War

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Van Alstyne, William W., State Action (1961). Stanford Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 3, 1961, Available at SSRN:

William W. Van Alstyne (Contact Author)

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