Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause

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From Annenberg Classroom

“This documentary examines the case Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886) in which the Supreme Court held that noncitizens have due process rights under the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. The Court said that unequal application of a law violated the rights of a Chinese immigrant.”

Watch video (20 min.): http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/page/yick-wo-equal-protection-clause


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