Plaintiff, an alien Japanese, appealed from a judgment declaring an escheat of land purchased by him to the state pursuant to the California Alien Land Law prohibiting aliens ineligible for citizenship from holding land. On appeal, held, reversed. The Alien Land Law is unconstitutional under the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as an "instrument for effecting racial discrimination . . . [ with] no circumstances justifying classification on that basis." Sei Fujii v. State, 38 Cal. (2d) 718, 242 P. (2d) 617 (1952).
Sherman A. Itlaner S.Ed.,
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-EQUAL PROTECTION-ALIEN LAND LAW VIOLATES FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT,
Mich. L. Rev.
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