The legal status of eugenical sterilization; history and analysis of litigation under the Virginia Sterilization statute, which led to a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States upholding the statute. By Harry Laughlin.
|Main Author:||Laughlin, Harry Hamilton, 1880-1943.|
|Other Authors:||Buck, Carrie, 1906-1983,, Priddy, Albert Sidney, 1865?-1925,, Bell, John Hendren, 1883-|
[Chicago, The Fred J. Ringley Co., 1930]
On cover: Supplement to the Annual report of the Municipal Court of Chicago for the year 1929.
"The subject for the test case was Carrie Buck, a feeble-minded in-mate of the State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble-minded at Colony, Va. Upon a petition filed by Dr. A.S. Priddy (and his successor, Dr. J.H. Bell), superintendents of the institution, the Special board of directors of the institution issued an order on September 10, 1924, for the sterilization of Carrie Buck.
R.G. Shelton, guardian for Carrie Buck, appealed the case to the Circuit Court of Amherst County, which sustained the decision of the Special board of directors. The case was next carried to the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, which, on November 12, 1925, sustained the law as a valid enactment under the state and federal constitutions. A further appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States resulted in a decision rendered on May 2, 1927, upholding the constitutionality of the statute."--P. 8.
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