The Law: Other Decisions

>The rules of the Loyal Order of Moose (national membership: 900,000) restrict membership or guest privileges to "male persons of the Caucasian or White race above the age of 21 years, and not married to someone of other than the Caucasian or White race, who are of good moral character, physically and mentally normal, who shall profess a belief in a Supreme Being." Refused service as a guest in both the bar and the dining room of Lodge 107 in Harrisburg, Pa., K. Leroy Irvis, a black Pennsylvania legislator, brought a test suit under...

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