Frick v. Webb
263 U.S. 326 (1923)

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Frick v. Webb, 263 U.S. 326 (1923)

Frick v. Webb

No. 111

Argued April 23, 24, 1923

Decided November 19, 1923

263 U.S. 326

Syllabus

Section 3 of the California Alien Land Law, permitting aliens ineligible to citizenship to

"acquire shares of stock in any . . . corporation that is or may be authorized to acquire, possess, enjoy or convey agricultural land, in the manner and to the extent and for the purposes prescribed by any treaty . . . and not otherwise,"

renders illegal a contract between a citizen of the state and a Japanese alien for sale by the one to the other of shares in such a corporation, and is consistent with the treaty between the United States and Japan and the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment . P. 263 U. S. 333. See Porterfield v. Webb and Webb v. O'Brien, ante, pp. 263 U. S. 225, 263 U. S. 313.

281 F. 407 affirmed.

Appeal from an order of the district court refusing an interlocutory injunction in a suit to restrain officials of the State of California from enforcing the California Alien Land Law.

Page 263 U. S. 331

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