A “Chinese Wall” at the Nation's Borders: Justice Stephen Field and The Chinese Exclusion Case

@article{Price2018AW,
  title={A “Chinese Wall” at the Nation's Borders: Justice Stephen Field and The Chinese Exclusion Case},
  author={Polly J. Price},
  journal={Journal of Supreme Court History},
  year={2018},
  volume={43}
}
  • Polly J. Price
  • Published 14 January 2018
  • Law, History
  • Journal of Supreme Court History
The Chinese Exclusion Case was the first of a series of cases in the early Progressive Era about immigration. With uncanny echoes of political discourse today, those following the case spoke of a deleterious effect on American workers and argued the morality and constitutional permissibility of banning an entire race, given that the United States had viewed itself to be a welcoming nation for all immigrants. Even whether a wall (and yes, the term “Chinese wall” was used) could stop the flow of… 
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