Oyama v. California

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Oyama v. California
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Oyama v. State of California, 332 U.S. 633 (1948), was a case in which the United States Supreme Court decided that specific provisions of the 1913 and 1920 California Alien Land Laws abridged the rights and privileges guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to Fred Oyama, a citizen of the United States in whose name his father, who held Japanese citizenship, had purchased land. In doing so, however, the court did not overturn the California Alien Land Laws as unconstitutional. Excerpted from Oyama v. California on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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332 U.S. 633

Oyama  v.  California

 Argued: Oct. 22, 1947. --- Decided: Jan 19, 1948

Messrs. A. L. Wirin, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Dean G. Acheson, of Washington, D.C., for petitioners.

Messrs. Everett W. Mattoon, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Duane J. Carnes, of San Diego, Cal., for respondents.

[Argument of Counsel from page 634 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Chief Justice VINSON delivered the opinion of the Court.


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