The board of directors of defendant, a nonprofit corporation, passed a resolution that persons should not be denied membership on racial, religious or political grounds. Plaintiff, a branch member of defendant, had enacted by-laws denying Negroes admission to its group. Defendant's board declared plaintiff's by-laws were in conflict with the resolution and threatened to expel plaintiff branch if its by-laws were not amended. Plaintiff brought suit to enjoin defendant from carrying out its threat. Held, injunction granted. No national by-law required admission of all races to membership in branches, nor did the national directors have power to expel a branch for failure to observe a policy declared by them. Washington Branch of American Ass'n. of University Women v. American Ass'n. of University Women, (D.C. D.C. 1948) 79 F. Supp. 88.
Paul W. Eaton, Jr.,
CORPORATIONS-NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS-EXPULSION OF MEMBER BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS,
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