RESPONDENT: Oklahoma ex rel. Williamson
DOCKET NO.: 782
DECIDED BY: Stone Court (1941-1942)
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."
Did the Act violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment?