California’s Anti-Okie Statute 1941

California’s Anti-Okie Statute 1941
California’s Anti-Okie Statute 1941

California’s Anti-Okie Statute 1941

Edwards v. California

Facts of the case
Anyone who knowingly assisted a pauper in entering the state of California was guilty of a misdemeanor during the Great Depression. Edwards, a Californian, drove to Texas and then back to California with his impoverished brother-in-law. Edwards was found guilty of breaking the state’s “Okie statute,” and was sentenced to six months in prison with a six-month suspension.

Question
Is the California statute in violation of the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution?

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Strict Products Liability 1941, Coca-Cola

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Strict Products Liability 1941, Coca-Cola

Strict Products Liability 1941, Coca-Cola

Escola v. Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Fresno

A brief summary of the facts. In Escola’s (Plaintiff’s) hand, a bottle of Coca-Cola from the Fresno Coca-Cola Bottling Co. (Defendant) exploded. Defendant was found to be entirely responsible.

A synopsis of the Rule of Law. When an article that a manufacturer has placed on the market with the knowledge that it will be used without examination proves to have a flaw that causes human injury, the manufacturer faces absolute culpability.

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The Alien Registration Act 1940

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The Alien Registration Act 1940

The Alien Registration Act 1940, often known as the Smith Act (18 USC 2385), was enacted in 1940.

Anyone who “knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing the Government of the United States or of any State by force or violence, or for anyone to organize any association which teaches, advises, or encourages such an overthrow, or for anyone to become a member of or affiliate with any such association” was charged under this act. It also compelled all non-citizen adult inhabitants to register with the government; the Act’s provisions resulted in 4,741,971 aliens registering within four months.

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Militias and the Right to Bear Arms 1939

Militias and the Right to Bear Arms 1939
Militias and the Right to Bear Arms 1939

Militias and the Right to Bear Arms 1939

United States v. Miller

Facts of the case

When Jack Miller and Frank Layton transported a sawed-off double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun in interstate commerce, an Arkansas federal district court charged them with violating the National Firearms Act of 1934 (“NFA”). Miller and Layton claimed that the NFA infringed on their freedom to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment. The case was dismissed by the district court.

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