YAMASHITA V. HINKLE, 260 U. S. 199 (1922)

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Yamashita v. Hinkle, 260 U.S. 199 (1922)

Yamashita v. Hinkle

No. 177

Argued October 3, 4, 1922

Decided November 13, 1922

260 U.S. 199


1. Persons of the Japanese race, born in Japan, are not entitled, under Rev.Stats., § 2169, to become naturalized citizens of the United States. P. 260 U. S. 200. Ozawa v. United States, ante, 260 U. S. 178.

2. A judgment purporting to naturalize persons whose ineligibility appears on its face is without jurisdiction, and void. P. 260 U. S. 201.


Certiorari to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Washington which denied the application of the petitioners for a writ of mandamus to require the respondent, as Secretary of the State of Washington, to receive and file their articles of incorporation. This case was argued with Ozawa v. United States, ante, 260 U. S. 178.

Page 260 U. S. 200

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