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Truax v. Corrigan


TRUAX V. CORRIGAN, 257 U.S. 312 (1921), a case in which the Supreme Court held unconstitutional a prounion law of Arizona (1913) that forbade state courts from granting injunctions against picketing. Considering a dispute between a restaurant owner and his striking employees, the Court ruled that the action of the strikers was a violation of the plaintiff's right of property and a denial of free access of employees, owners, and customers to the place of business. The five-to-four opinion further held that the Arizona law deprived the owner of property without due process of law and hence violated the Fourteenth Amendment.


Forbath, William E. Law and the Shaping of the American Labor Movement. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991.

Gordon S.Watkins/a. r.

See alsoBoycotting ; Due Process of Law ; Injunctions, Labor ; Labor Legislation and Administration ; Picketing ; Yellow-Dog Contract .

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