Judgment in U.S. v. Cruikshank 1876

The ruling in United States v. Cruikshank held that the 14th Amendment pertained only to state actions and not to “the rights of one citizen as against another.” This landmark decision left blacks in the South at the mercy of hostile state governments.

National Archives, Records of the Supreme Court of the United States

Judgment in <em>U.S.</em> v. <em>Cruikshank</em>