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The Chinese Exclusion Case (Chae Chan Ping v. United States)
United States Supreme Court
130 U.S. 581, 9 S.Ct. 623, 32 L.Ed. 1068 (1889)
Congress passed legislation in 1888 that prohibited Chinese immigrants from reentering the United States. This was a violation of the Burlingame treaty of 1868, and its amendment in 1880, between the United States and China. Chinese laborers who attempted to return to the United States were denied and sued for entrance. Lower courts affirmed the validity of the legislation and the Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Field, J)
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