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Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co.
Citation:392 U.S. 409 (1968)
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The Court is called upon to determine the scope and constitutionality of part of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which provides that: “All citizens of the United States shall have the same right, in every State and Territory, as is enjoyed by white citizens thereof to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and convey real and personal property.” The petitioners alleged that the respondents had refused to sell them a home for the sole reason that petitioner Joseph Lee Jones is a Negro. relying in part upon the Act, the petitioners sought injunctive and other relief.
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