Skinner v. Oklahoma ex rel. Williamson

PETITIONER: Skinner
RESPONDENT: Oklahoma ex rel. Williamson
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: 782
DECIDED BY: Stone Court (1941-1942)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: May 06, 1942
DECIDED: Jun 01, 1942

Facts of the case

Oklahoma's Criminal Sterilization Act allowed the state to sterilize a person who had been convicted three or more times of crimes "amounting to felonies involving moral turpitude."

Question

Did the Act violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment?