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

April 20, 2021, 5-6pm PT

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 for an engaging presentation by Richard Rahm and renowned attorney and legal scholar/historian John S. Caragozian centering on the constitutionality of the law in the 1941 United States Supreme Court case, Edwards v. California.

Register here to attend via Zoom. Registration is free; one hour of California CLE credit, provided by the Northern District Practice Program, is available for $35.

During registration, you can also take advantage of our limited-time special membership and registration offer.

Become a Regular member with the Northern District of California Historical Society today for $65 and get a $10 discount off your CLE credit for this program ($100 value)! Regular Membership to the NDHS is recommended for members of the judiciary, public sector professionals, educators, and lawyers with 5 or less years of practice.

Become a Sustaining member with the Northern District of California Historical Society today for $125 and get a $10 discount off your CLE credit for this program ($160 value)! Sustaining Membership to the NDHS recommended for lawyers with 5+ years in private practice.

Thank you to our co-sponsors, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society and the California Supreme Court Historical Society.

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