by Field, Stephen J; Sawyer, Lorenzo
1884. San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft and Co., 1884. San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft and Co., 1884. Corporations are Persons According to the Fourteenth Amendment Field, Stephen J. [1816-1899]. Sawyer, Lorenzo [1820-1891]. The Taxation of Property of Railroad Companies in California, As Affected by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Federal Constitution. Opinions of Justice Field and Judge Sawyer, Delivered in the U.S. Circuit Court at San Francisco, September 17th, 1883. San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft and Co., 1884. 90 pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Light soiling, minor wear to spine ends and corners, eraly annotation in pencil to head of front wrapper, small stain to rear wrapper, moderate toning to interior. $150. * This pamphlet records two opinions from the first stage of the landmark case Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company. When the case was decided by the United States Supreme Court, in the railroad's favor, it established that corporations are "persons" and are therefore protected by the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
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