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Case Name United States v. McLeod (Dallas County) VR-AL-0248
Docket / Court 3188-63 ( S.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Election/Voting Rights
Special Collection Civil Rights Division Archival Collection
Selma and early civil rights enforcement
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Preliminary relief granted
Race discrimination
Voting access
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Election administration
Causes of Action Civil Rights Act of 1957/1960, 42 U.S.C. § 1971
Defendant(s) Blanchard McLeod, Circuit Solicitor for the Fourth Judicial Circuit
James Hare, Judge for the Fourth Judicial Circuit
Sheriff James G. Clarke
Plaintiff Description Department of Justice
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1967 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1967
Case Ongoing No
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Statement Pursuant to Rule 65 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as to Why the Attached Order was Granted Without Notice (N.D. Ala.)
VR-AL-0248-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: Papers of Alexander (Sandy) Ross
Motion of Appellant for an Injunction Pending Appeal and Memorandum in Support Thereof
VR-AL-0248-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/12/1963
Source: Papers of Brian Landsberg
Opinion (229 F.Supp. 383) (S.D. Ala.)
VR-AL-0248-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/19/1964
Source: Westlaw
Record on Appeal
VR-AL-0248-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/24/1964
Source: Papers of Brian Landsberg
Brief for Appellant
VR-AL-0248-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/01/1964
Source: Papers of Brian Landsberg
Brief for Appellant
VR-AL-0248-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/09/1964
Source: Papers of Brian Landsberg
Opinion (385 F.2d 734)
VR-AL-0248-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/16/1967
Source: Westlaw
Judges Thomas, Daniel Holcombe (S.D. Ala.)
Wisdom, John Minor (Fifth Circuit)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Choppin, Gerald P. (District of Columbia)
VR-AL-0248-0002 | VR-AL-0248-0004
Doar, John (District of Columbia)
VR-AL-0248-0002 | VR-AL-0248-0004
Douglas, John W. (District of Columbia)
Greene, Harold H. (District of Columbia)
VR-AL-0248-0002 | VR-AL-0248-0004
Jansen, Vernol R. (District of Columbia)
VR-AL-0248-0002 | VR-AL-0248-0003 | VR-AL-0248-0004
Marshall, Burke (District of Columbia)
VR-AL-0248-0002 | VR-AL-0248-0004
Rose, David L. (District of Columbia)

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