Supreme Court Landmark Case Yick Wo v. Hopkins

Professors Mae Ngai and Josh Blackman talked about the 1886 Supreme Court decision in Yick Wo v. Hopkins, a case in which a Chinese laundry owner… read more

Professors Mae Ngai and Josh Blackman talked about the 1886 Supreme Court decision in Yick Wo v. Hopkins, a case in which a Chinese laundry owner challenged a discriminatory city ordinance. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the 14th Amendment’s promise of equal protection extends to immigrants and citizens. The guests also responded to viewer phone calls and social media comments. Clips were shown of Former California Appeals Court Judge Harry Low describing some of the legal challenges faced by immigrants to the U.S; Justice Anthony Kennedy talking about the significance of the case; and Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) speaking on the House floor about the 2012 resolution she sponsored in which Congress formally apologized to Chinese Americans for their 19th and early 20th century struggles in immigrating to the U.S. close

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  • Josh Blackman Associate Professor South Texas College of Law
  • Mae M. Ngai Professor Columbia University->History Department
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Supreme Court Landmark Case Yick Wo v. Hopkins

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Program ID:
440866-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
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Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 09, 2018 | 10:51am EST | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Mar 17, 2018 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 09, 2018 | 10:51am EST | C-SPAN.org
  • Mar 12, 2018 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 12, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 12, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 13, 2018 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 13, 2018 | 12:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 17, 2018 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 17, 2018 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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