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Citation 32 Cal.2d 892
Thompson v. Clarke

Thompson v. Clarke , 32 Cal.2d 892

[L. A. No. 19578. In Bank. Sept. 15, 1948.]

ALLAN H. THOMPSON et al., Respondents, v. ROLAND J. CLARKE et al., Appellants.


Loren Miller for Appellants.

Lindstrom & Bartlett for 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 892Review - Criminal AppealOpinion issued

1ALLAN H. THOMPSON et al. (Respondent)
2s, v. ROLAND J. CLARKE et al., Appellants. (s, v. ROLAND J. CLARKE et al.)
3ALLAN H. THOMPSON et al. (Respondent)

Sep 15 1948Opinion: Reversed