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Encyclopedia > United States v. Harris

United States v. Harris, 106 U.S. 629 (1883)[1], sometimes referred to as the Ku Klux Case, was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that it was unconstitutional for the federal government to penalize crimes such as assault and murder. It declared that the local governments have the power to penalize these crimes. The fact that many of these crimes were racially motivated in the south went ignored. // Case citation is the system used in common law countries such as the United States, England and Wales, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and India to uniquely identify the location of past court cases in special series of books called reporters or law reports. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the judicial branch of the United States federal government. ...

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  •  106 U.S. 629 Full text of the opinion courtesy of Findlaw.com.
  • Summary of case from OYEZ


Divine, Robert A., Breen, T.H., Geroge M. Fredrickson, Williams, Hal R., Gross, Ariela J., & Brands, H.W. (2005). The American Story. New York: Pearson Education, Inc. Page 413



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