Prop2 Class 15 – Covenants II

October 13th, 2014

Today we will continue our discussion of covenants, and focus on Racially Restrictive Covenants (RRCs) with respect to Shelley v. Kraemer.

The lecture notes are here, and the live chat is here.

Here is the text of the 14th Amendment:

No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The 13th Amendment is the only Amendment to apply directly to individuals, and not the government:

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

I have an album of photos of the house from Shelley v. Kraemer here:

This the intersection of Plumas St. and W. Plumb Lane in Reno, Nevada.

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