Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
The Civil Rights Cases: United States v. Stanley
Stanley and Nichols, accommodations owners, were charged with refusing to allow people of color to stay at their inns. Also, Ryan and Singleton refused to allow people with color in their theatres. All the Defendants were in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1875 (the Act), which subjects any person who denies another full and equal enjoyment of inns, public transportation, theatres and other places of amusement to criminal prosecution.
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