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Citation 32 Cal.2d 894
Cavett v. Butler

Cavett v. Butler , 32 Cal.2d 894

[L. A. No. 20255. In Bank. Sept. 15, 1948.]

WM. R. CAVETT et al., Respondents, v. RILEY BUTLER et al., Appellants.


Cummins, Goodstein & Paltun for Appellants.

Charles E. McGinnis Respondents.




The above-entitled cases, like Cumings v. Hokr (1948), 31 Cal.2d 844 [193 P.2d 742]; Cassell v. Hickerson (1948), 31 Cal.2d 869 [193 P.2d 743]; Davis v. Carter (1948), 31 Cal.2d 870 [193 P.2d 744]; In re Laws (1948), 31 Cal.2d 846 [193 P.2d 744]; Clayton v. Wilkins, post, p. 895 [197 P.2d 162]; and Morin v. Crane, post, p. 896 [197 P.2d 162]; involve the legality and enforceability of privately imposed restrictions against occupation of certain lots of land by persons other than those of the Caucasian race. In each of the instant cases the trial court enjoined occupancy of the respectively concerned lots by non-Caucasians.

Upon the authority of Shelley v. Kraemer (1948), 334 U.S. 1 [68 S.Ct. 836, 92 L.Ed. __________] (see also Hurd v. Hodge (1948), 334 U.S. 24 [68 S.Ct. 847, 92 L.Ed. __________]), holding that such restrictions cannot be enforced through court action, the judgment of the trial court enforcing the restrictions is in each case reversed.

Opinion Information
Wed, 09/15/194832 Cal.2d 894Review - Criminal AppealOpinion issued

1WM. R. CAVETT et al. (Respondent)
2s, v. RILEY BUTLER et al., Appellants. (s, v. RILEY BUTLER et al.)
3WM. R. CAVETT et al. (Respondent)

Sep 15 1948Opinion: Reversed