JONES v. MAYER

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Case Basics
Docket No. 
645
Petitioner 
Jones
Respondent 
Mayer
Argued 
Advocates
(Argued the cause for the United States, as amicus curiae, urging reversal)
(Argued the cause for the respondents)
(Argued the cause for the petitioners)
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Facts of the Case 

Jones, a black man, charged that a real estate company in Missouri's St. Louis County refused to sell him a home in a particular neighborhood on account of his race.

Question 

Did the defendant violate 42 U.S.C. Section 1982 which guarantees equal rights to all citizens making real estate transactions?

Conclusion 
Decision: 7 votes for Jones, 2 vote(s) against
Legal provision: Fair Housing

The Court sided with Jones and held that Section 1982 of the congressional act was intended to prohibit all discrimination against blacks in the sale and rental of property, including governmental and private discrimination. Furthermore, the Thirteenth Amendment's enforcement section empowered Congress to eliminate racial barriers to the acquisition of property since those barriers constituted "badges and incidents of slavery."

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JONES v. MAYER. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 12 July 2014. <http://www.oyez.org/cases/1960-1969/1967/1967_645>.
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