A California fair housing decision is partially reversed, allowing an owner of a home not financed by federal funds the ability to refuse to sell or lease a home to Blacks.
1966 (Jun 9)
The California Supreme Court partially reversed a May 10, 1966, decision that invalidated a state constitutional amendment that voided open-housing laws in the state. The new decision was based on a reconsideration of one of the seven cases covered by the earlier ruling. The court declared that the owner of a single-family home that was not financed by federal funds was not covered by state open-occupancy legislation and thus, the owner could refuse to sell or lease a home to Blacks. The new ruling did not in any other way affect the earlier invalidation of the controversial constitutional amendment known as Proposition 14.