Buck v. Bell
Significance, Virginia Approaches Its Courts With A "solution", Carrie Buck As A Test Case
Dr. J. H. Bell
That Virginia's eugenic sterilization law violated Carrie Buck's constitutional rights.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Defense Lawyer
Aubrey E. Strode
Justices for the Court
Louis D. Brandeis, Oliver Wendell Holmes (writing for the Court), James Clark McReynolds, Edward Terry Sanford, Harlan Fiske Stone, George Sutherland, William Howard Taft, Willis Van Devanter
Date of Decision
2 May 1927
Upheld as constitutional Virginia's compulsory sterilization of young women considered "unfit [to] continue their kind".
- Matter of Romero, 790 P.2d 819 (1990).
- Fieger v. Thomas, 74 F.3d 740 (1996).
Encarta, http://encarta.msn.com/index/conciseindex/22/02247000.htm. Grolier Electronic Publishing, Inc.
- Cushman, Robert F. Cases in Constitutional Law, 6th ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. 1984.
- Smith, J. David, and K. Ray Nelson. The Sterilization of Carrie Buck: Was She Feebleminded or Society's Pawn. Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press, 1989.
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