Increasing Violence Against Minorities: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Crime of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, on Increasing Violence Against Minorities, December 9, 1980

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Página 143 - That all persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall have the same right in every State and Territory in the United States to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, give evidence, and to the full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of person and property as is enjoyed by white citizens...
Página 140 - If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any citizen in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same, or if two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another...
Página 45 - Whenever any person has engaged or there are reasonable grounds to believe that any person is about to engage in any act or practice which would deprive any other person...
Página 143 - Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any inhabitant of any State, Territory, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States...
Página 44 - All citizens of the United States who are otherwise qualified by law to vote at any election by the people in any state, territory, district, county, city, parish, township, school district, municipality, or other territorial subdivision. 324 shall be entitled and allowed to vote at all such elections, without distinction of race, color, or previous condition of servitude...
Página 176 - Can it be doubted that Congress can by law protect the act of voting, the place where it is done and the man who votes, from personal violence or intimidation and the election itself from corruption or fraud?
Página 44 - No person, whether acting under color of law or otherwise, shall intimidate, threaten, or coerce...
Página 46 - ... qualified under State law' shall mean qualified according to the laws, customs, or usages of the State, and shall not, in any event, imply qualifications...
Página 48 - State, district, or place, where his duties as an officer are required to be performed, or to injure him in his person or property on account of his lawful discharge of the duties of his office, or while engaged in the lawful discharge thereof, or to injure his property so as to molest, interrupt, hinder, or impede him in the discharge of his official duties; (2) If two or more persons in any State or Territory conspire to deter, by force, intimidation, or threat, any party or witness in any court...
Página 174 - Interference with the right to vote in the congressional primary in the Second Congressional District for the choice of Democratic candidate for Congress is thus as a matter of law and in fact an interference with' the effective choice of the voters at the only stage of the election procedure when their choice is of significance, since it is at the only stage when such interference could have any practical effect on the ultimate result, the choice of the Congressman to represent the district.

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