Caldwell v. Texas
137 U.S. 692 (1891)

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Caldwell v. Texas, 137 U.S. 692 (1891)

Caldwell v. Texas

No. 1541

Submitted December 15, 1890

Decided January 12, 1891

137 U.S. 692

ERROR TO THE COURT OF APPEALS

OF THE STATE OF TEXAS

Syllabus

No state can deprive particular persons or classes of persons of equal and impartial justice under the law without violating the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.

Due process of law, within the meaning of the Constitution, is secured when the laws operate on all alike, and no one is subjected to partial or arbitrary exercise of the powers of government.

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