#180: Amber Realty v. Euclid (1926)
• Industrialization and the expansion of that into towns: zoning laws: to protect the
investment in the town.
• People now own land they cannot sell to a commercial business because of zoning laws.
• Welsh v. Swansey (1909): City of Boston ordinance regulating buildings: constitutional:
• Pennsylvania Coal V. Mahon: Prohibited Coal Miners from excavating coal from above a
certain depth: deprives the mining company from their substantive due process property.
Unconstitutional Taking: need compensation for the lost profit on your property.
• Police Power upheld along with the zoning laws of the village.
Buck V. Bell (1927):
• Statue that said that it was okay to sterilize the unfit (like the retarded and insane) a.k.a.
• For the good notion of sustaining democracy by not allowing undesirables
• Holmes believes in Eugenics: embraces the ideas.
• Virginia used Police Power: for the general welfare of others. Institutionalized.
• 14 amendment: they had a right to procreate.
• Fucked up. They got rid of Carrie Buck in an institution in order to hide the fact she was
raped by the young master of a rich Virginian family. • Virginia brought suet on themselves and appointed their own lawyer to Buck’s case: it
was a set up to make their police power be ok and pass.
Gitlow v. NY (1925): Incorporation!!!!!!!!
• Barrom v. Baltimore: about an unconstitutional taking: Barrom tried to use 5
amendment. Said Bill of rights does not apply to the states, only to the federal