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The Demonization of (Im)migrants:
Dust Bowl Refugees and the Supreme Court

April 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented by the Northern District of California Historical Society,
co-sponsored by th
e Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society
and the California Supreme Court Historical Society: 


At the height of the Great Depression, California passed an “Anti-Okie” law, making it a misdemeanor to knowingly assist a pauper in entering the state. Edwards was convicted under this law after he had driven to Texas and then returned to California with his indigent brother-in-law.

Join us, Tuesday, April 20th, 5-6PM (Pacific Time) for an engaging presentation by lawyer and legal scholar and historian John S. Caragozian, centering on the constitutionality of California’s anti-Okie law in the 1941 United States Supreme Court case, Edwards v. California. Welcome and introduction by Richard Rahm.

Registration is free; 1.0 hour of California MCLE available for $35.00.  


Register here to join us for this exciting program!


April 20, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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