Petition for Leave to File Petition and Petition for Writ of Mandamus
- Title (English):
- Petition for Leave to File Petition and Petition for Writ of Mandamus
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Cold War
Black Jewish Relations
- France, Royal W.
Jones, Thomas Russell, 1913-2006
- United States. Supreme Court;
- United States. Supreme Court; International Workers Order
- New York, New York, United States
- ID Number:
- File Name:
- Address (recipient):
- 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543
- Bx. 17 ff. 14 Saltzman [pencilled in]
- Work Type:
political ideologies and attitudes
courts (judicial bodies)
- Postwar Order and Social Contract
Cold War- Red Scare
Legal Matters- IWO Legal Issues, First Ammendment
Communist Party, USA
Fraternal Orders- Lodges, Activities
IWO JPFO Organizational History
Black Jewish Relations- African Americans
Trial and Testimony
- 100 pages. Petition to the Supreme Court of the United States for the October term, 1952. IWO members who are New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants are petitioning that NYCHA officials be enjoined from using loyalty oaths based on the Gwinn Amendment as a reason to expel them as tenants. The Gwinn Amendment was used by NYCHA due to the IWO being on the "Red List." As defined by the Wex Legal Dictionary, "a (writ of) mandamus is an order from a court to an inferior government official ordering the government official to properly fulfill their official duties or correct an abuse of discretion."
- Date is found on page 7.
The Jewish People’s Fraternal Order was the largest ‘national’ section of the International Workers Order (IWO) which focused on cultural awareness and celebration, mutual support especially in health insurance coverage, and anti-fascist activities. The IWO also gave particular emphasis to supporting the rights and interests of African Americans. Documents include language and representations which comprise the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that Cornell University or its staff endorse or approve of negative representations or stereotypes presented.
- Cite As:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records #5276. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
- Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University
- Archival Collection:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records, 1915-2002 (KCL05276)
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