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United States Court of Appeals For the District of Columbia Circuit

ORA LEE WILLIAMS, Appellant,v.WALKER-THOMAS FURNITURE COMPANY,Appellee.WILLIAM and RUTH THORNE,Appellants,v.WALKER-THOMAS FURNITURE COMPANY,Appellee

from Part V - Justice

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 April 2022

Bennett Capers
Affiliation:
Fordham Law School
Devon W. Carbado
Affiliation:
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
R. A. Lenhardt
Affiliation:
Georgetown University Law Center
Angela Onwuachi-Willig
Affiliation:
Boston University School of Law
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Summary

Nos. 18604, 18605.Argued April 9, 1965.Decided August 11, 1965.

J. SKELLY WRIGHT, Circuit Judge: J. HOUH, Circuit Judge.***

Appellants in these consolidated cases, Ms. Ora Lee Williams and Mr. and Mrs. William and Ruth Thorne, are residents of predominantly Black and lower-income neighborhoods in the District of Columbia’s northeast and northwest quadrants, respectively. Appellee Walker-Thomas Furniture Company operates retail furniture stores in neighborhoods like appellants’ throughout the District. Over the course of several years, appellants purchased several household items, large and small, from appellee in a series of transactions, the terms of which were set forth in the many written contracts signed by appellants. Each of these written contracts described the items purchased in each transaction and their value.

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Critical Race Judgments
Rewritten U.S. Court Opinions on Race and the Law
, pp. 663 - 674
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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