Yick Wo v. Hopkins
Peter Hopkins, San Francisco Sheriff
That San Francisco was enforcing an ordinance in an unlawfully discriminatory manner against the defendant and other Chinese persons.
Chief Lawyers for Petitioner
Hall McAllister, D. L. Smoot, L. H. Van Schaick
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
Alfred Clarke, H. G. Sieberst
Justices for the Court
Samuel Blatchford, Joseph P. Bradley, Stephen Johnson Field, Horace Gray, John Marshall Harlan I, Stanley Matthews (writing for the Court), Samuel Freeman Miller, Morrison Remick Waite, William Burnham Woods
Date of Decision
10 May 1886
Yick Wo's conviction for violating the ordinance was unconstitutional.
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