U.S. Supreme Court
Frick v. Webb, 263 U.S. 326 (1923)
Frick v. Webb
Argued April 23, 24, 1923
Decided November 19, 1923
263 U.S. 326
Section 3 of the California Alien Land Law, permitting aliens ineligible to citizenship to
"acquire shares of stock in any . . . corporation that is or may be authorized to acquire, possess, enjoy or convey agricultural land, in the manner and to the extent and for the purposes prescribed by any treaty . . . and not otherwise,"
renders illegal a contract between a citizen of the state and a Japanese alien for sale by the one to the other of shares in such a corporation, and is consistent with the treaty between the United States and Japan and the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment . P. 263 U. S. 333. See Porterfield v. Webb and Webb v. O'Brien, ante, pp. 263 U. S. 225, 263 U. S. 313.
281 F.4d 7 affirmed.
Appeal from an order of the district court refusing an interlocutory injunction in a suit to restrain officials of the State of California from enforcing the California Alien Land Law. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary