This Day in Jewish History 1948: U.S. High Court Nixes Racist Housing Rules

Neither party to Shelley v. Kraemer was Jewish, but the landmark case had Jews’ fingerprints all over it.

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On May 3, 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in the case of Shelley v. Kraemer, prohibiting the government from enforcing discriminatory agreements meant to keep members of racial or...