Buchanan v. Warley
Significance, Further Readings
William H. Buchanan
Defendant illegally refused to pay full contracted price for a home lot. He claimed a city ordinance prohibiting blacks from living in white neighborhoods deprived him of property's full value.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
Moorfield Storey, Clayton B. Blakey
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Pendleton Beckley, Stuart Chevalier
Justices for the Court
Louis D. Brandeis, John Hessin Clarke, William R. Day (writing for the Court), Oliver Wendell Holmes, Joseph McKenna, James Clark McReynolds, Mahlon Pitney, Willis Van Devanter, Edward Douglass White
Date of Decision
5 November 1917
Outlawed local ordinances preventing blacks from moving into white neighborhoods as unconstitutional interference with private property sales between whites and blacks.
- Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896).
- Corrigan v. Buckley, 271 U.S. 323 (1926).
- Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954).
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