Jones vs Alfred

Jones vs Alfred


392 U.S. 409 Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co


Jasmine Toles

The Supreme Court of the United States (Supreme Court) held that 42 U.S.C. Section: 1982 bars all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property and thereby reversed the lower federal courts dismissal of the Petitioners’ Joseph Jones and others (Petitioners), complaint filed in response to Respondent, Alfred H. Mayer’s (Respondent), refusal to sell Petitioners a home based on their race.

Table of Content
Table of Authorities
Statement of the case
Argument and Authorities

Table of Authorities
Herd v. Hodge, 334 U.S. 24
Corrigan v. Buckley, 271 U.S. 323
Virginia v. Rives, 100 U.S. 313
Civil Rights Cases, 109 U.S. 3
Clyatt v. United States, 197 U.S. 207
Hodges v. United States, 203 U.S. 1
United States v. Price, 383 U.S. 707,801
Cf. Douglas v City of Jeannette, 319 U.S. 157, 161
Hague v. C.I.O., 307 U.S. 496
Texas & N.O.R. Co. v. Ry. Clerks, 281 U.S. 548
Deckert v. Independence Corp., 311 U.S. 282
United States v. Republic Steel Corp., 362 U.S. 482
J. I. Case Co. v. Borak, 377 U.S. 426
United States v. Borden Co., 308 U.S. 188

Federal Statutes:
42 U.S.C § 1982
42 U.S.C § 1981
28 U.S.C §1343
§§ 810(b)
§§ 812(a)
Thirteenth Amendment
Fourteenth Amendment
Statement of the Issues
The plaintiffs argue that the complaint states facts which constitute a violation of rights, (1) guaranteed to them by Section 1982, to purchase property without discrimination; (2) that Section 1982 is valid and applicable whether or not "state action" is involved; and (3) that, in any event, the discrimination suffered by the plaintiffs results from state action. The defendants, in response, claim that the plaintiffs, in order to make a case under the section,...

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