Bailey v. Alabama (219 U.S. 219)

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Bailey v. Alabama (219 U.S. 219)  (1911)  by Charles Evans Hughes
Bailey v. Alabama, 219 U.S. 219 (1911), was a United States Supreme Court case which overturned the peonage laws of Alabama.
Court Documents
Opinion of the Court

United States Supreme Court

219 U.S. 219


Error to the Supreme Court of Alabama

No. 300  Argued: October 20, 21, 1910 --- Decided: January 3, 1911

Messrs. Edward S. Watts, Fred S. Ball, and Daniel W. Troy for plaintiff in error.

Assistant Attorney General Harr, with Attorney General Wickersham, as amici curiae.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 220-224 intentionally omitted]

Messrs. Alexander M. Garber and Thomas W. Martin for defendant in error.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 224-227 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Justice Hughes delivered the opinion of the court:


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).