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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Burton v. Wilmington Parking Authority
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This is a case of racial discrimination by a private entity on government property. Eagle Coffee Shoppe, Inc. is a restaurant located in a parking garage owned and operated by the Appellee, Wilmington, Delaware Parking Authority (Appellee). The statutory purpose of the Appellee is to provide adequate parking facilities for the public. In order to fund the construction of the parking facility in question, the Appellee entered into commercial leases with prospective tenants. In August 1958, the Appellant parked his car in the garage and proceeded to enter the front of the Coffee Shoppe where he was promptly refused service because of his race.
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