DOCKET NO.: 300
DECIDED BY: White Court (1911)
ARGUED: Oct 20, 1910 / Oct 21, 1910
DECIDED: Jan 03, 1911
Facts of the case
Bailey contracted to work on a farm for a year at $12 a month. He quit after a month and did not return $15 advanced to him. Under Alabama law, Bailey's act was criminal. He was convicted and sentenced to 136 days of hard labor under the Alabama peonage law.
Did the Alabama law violate the Thirteenth Amendment?