Harmon v. Tyler

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Harmon v. Tyler
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Argued March 8, 1927
Decided March 14, 1927
Full case name Benjamin or Ben Harmon v. Joseph W. Tyler
Citations 273 U.S. 668 (more)
47 S. Ct. 471; 71 L. Ed. 831; 1927 U.S. LEXIS 761
Holding
A New Orleans, Louisiana ordinance requiring residential segregation based on race violated the Fourteenth Amendment.
Court membership
Chief Justice
William H. Taft
Associate Justices
Oliver W. Holmes, Jr. · Willis Van Devanter
James C. McReynolds · Louis Brandeis
George Sutherland · Pierce Butler
Edward T. Sanford · Harlan F. Stone
Case opinions
Per curiam.
Laws applied
U.S. Const. amend. XIV

Harmon v. Tyler, 273 U.S. 668 (1927), was a unanimous United States Supreme Court decision addressing racial segregation in residential areas. The Court held that a New Orleans, Louisiana ordinance requiring residential segregation based on race violated the Fourteenth Amendment. The Court relied on the authority of Buchanan v. Warley.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Casner, A.J. et al. Cases and Text on Property. Aspen Publishers, New York, NY: 2004, p. 788