Constitutional Law Keyed to Feldman
Shelley v. Kraemer
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These cases were successful challenges to judicial enforcement of the practice of restrictive covenants among property owners to exclude persons of designated races. The Petitioners in these cases were African Americans who had purchased homes from white owners despite the racially restrictive covenants. Respondents, owners of other properties subject to the terms of the covenants, sued to enjoin the black purchasers from occupying the property. The state courts granted relief.
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