A Conversation on the Constitution: The Importance of the Yick Wo Case
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy discusses the landmark ruling in Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886) in which the Supreme Court unanimously decided that the unequal application of a law violated the14th Amendment's equal protection clause and consequently the rights of a Chinese immigrant. Justice Kennedy examines the groundbreaking decision and the protection that the 14th Amendment provides for any person, regardless of citizenship. (29 min)
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