Truax v. Raich - The Anti-alien Law, The Right To Earn A Living, Further Readings
William Truax, Sr., Wiley E. Jones, W. G. Gilmore
That a U.S. district court erred in preventing enforcement of Arizona's Anti-Alien Act.
Chief Lawyers for Appellants
Wiley E. Jones, Leslie C. Hardy, George W. Harben
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Alexander Britton, Evans Browne, Francis W. Clements
Justices for the Court
Louis D. Brandeis, William Rufus Day, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Charles Evans Hughes (writing for the Court), Joseph McKenna, Mahlon Pitney, Willis Van Devanter, Edward Douglass White
James Clark McReynolds
Date of Decision
1 November 1915
Against the appellants, affirming the district court's injunction against enforcement of Arizona's law.
By declaring Arizona's law unconstitutional, the Supreme Court established the right to earn a living as a basic freedom not to be withheld from resident aliens.
- Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356 (1886).
- Truax v. Corrigan, 257 U.S. 312 (1921).
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