Roman Hoyos, ‘Property and (not “vs.”) the State’

Richard RW Brooks and Carol M Rose, Saving the Neighborhood: Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law, and Social Norms (Harvard University Press, 2013). One of my favorite cases is Shelley v. Kraemer (1948), which held that racially restrictive covenants (restrictions barring a racial or ethnic group(s) from owning a home in a particular neighborhood) were unenforceable. In fact, I use this case, along with State v. Mann, Commonwealth v. Alger, and Johnson v. M’Intosh, to help frame my Property course. I use Alger and Johnson to get my students to think about the statist dimensions of property …” (more)

[Roman Hoyos, JOTWELL, 4 June]

First posted 2013-06-04 12:42:32

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