Plaintiff brought a damage action against a private cemetery for its refusal to permit the interment of her Indian husband in a burial lot which she had purchased from the defendant cemetery under a contract restricting burial privileges to members of the Caucasian race. Held, reliance upon a restrictive covenant to deny recovery does not constitute state action in violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Federal Constitution. Rice v. Sioux City Memorial Park Cemetery, (Iowa 1953) 60 N.W. (2d) 110.
Lawrence N. Ravick,
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-EQUAL PROTECTION-RACIAL RESTRICTIVE COVENANT IN DEED OF CEMETERY LOT AS DEFENSE TO DAMAGE ACTION,
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