Washington Law Review


Joseph J. Lanza


Legislation restricting the ownership of land by aliens in the State of Washington, has given rise to many interesting questions of law. The Supreme Court of the State, beginning with the Oregon Mortgage Co. v. Carstens case in 1896, and presently ending with the Ying v. Kay cases in 1933, has had manifold opportunities to answer a great portion of the perplexing problems that have arisen under the Alien Land laws. However, there remain many questions as yet undecided, and it is the purpose of this article to not only epitomize the conclusions already adjudicated, but also predict some probable results to situations which may arise in the future.

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