Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co. - Significance, The Same Right As White Citizens
Joseph Lee Jones
Alfred H. Mayer Co., a housing development company
That the respondent's refusal to sell him a home strictly because he was black was in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Samuel H. Liberman
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart (writing for the Court), Earl Warren
John Marshall Harlan II, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
17 June 1968
That the petitioner was entitled to redress under the civil rights law in question.
- Virginia v. Rives, 100 U.S. 313 (1879).
- Civil Rights Cases, 109 U.S. 3 (1883).
- Hodges v. United States, 203 U.S. 1 (1906).
- Buchanon v. Warley, 245 U.S. 60 (1917).
- Corrigan v. Buckley, 271 U.S. 323 (1926).
- Hurd v. Hodge, 334 U.S. 24 (1948).
- American Bar Association Journal, November 1968, p. 1115.
- Arkansas Law Review, winter 1969, p. 773.
- Virginia Law Review, February 1969, p. 272.
- Washburn Law Journal, Volume 8, p. 268.
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