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Standard Oil Case of 1911 Out of the cases decided by the Supreme Court I feel the most influential dealt with the issue of Civil Rights Two cases in particular that dealt with the post Civil War use of the Thirteenth Amendment were Jones v Mayer 1968 and Runyan v McCrary 1976 Although the Thirteenth Amendment was added to the constitution in 1865 it was not fully put to use until one hundred years later That is why I feel that the judgements made by the Supreme Court in these two cases was necessary and showed the way our government can evolve to fit the times The thirteenth stated that slavery would no longer be allowed in the US unless used as punishment for a convicted crime After the Civil War many civil rights laws were passed based on the Thirteenth Amendment but were later repealed Congress drew the conclusion that racial discrimination did not place blacks in servitude For years after it was believed that Congress did not have the power under the amendment to deal with racial discrimination In the Jones v Mayer case of 1968 helped to bring back the power of a lost Thirteenth civil rights law The law stated that all citizens of The United States had the right to purchase sell or rent any territory that could be enjoyed by white citizens Jones had sued Mayer because he refused to sell him a home because he was black The Court decided for Jones saying the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery and gives to Congress to abolish the badges of slavery In the 1976 Runyan v McCrary case two black students had been refused admittance into two private schools in Virginia The Court applied another 1866 law that stated all citizens of The United States had the right to make and enforce contracts as do white citizens Since the schools went against their publicly advertised admissions contract the Court decided for
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