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Case Name United States v. Atkins VR-AL-0249
Docket / Court NO. 2584 ( 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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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Recordkeeping
Required disclosure
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Record-keeping
Records Disclosure
Test or device
Voting
Voting access
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
Black
Voting
Voter qualifications
Voter registration rules
Causes of Action Civil Rights Act of 1957/1960, 42 U.S.C. § 1971
Defendant(s) Registrar
State of Alabama
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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1963 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1965
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Appendices A Through E for Brief in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Supplemental Relief
VR-AL-0249-0001.pdf | Detail
Date:
Source: Papers of Brian Landsberg
Brief in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Supplemental Relief
VR-AL-0249-0002.pdf | Detail
Date:
Source: Papers of Brian Landsberg
Opinion (210 F.Supp. 441) (S.D. Ala.)
VR-AL-0249-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/15/1962
Source: Westlaw
Order (323 F.2d 733)
VR-AL-0249-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/30/1963
Source: Papers of Brian Landsberg
Order (S.D. Ala.)
VR-AL-0249-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/04/1965
Source: Papers of Brian Landsberg
Order (S.D. Ala.)
VR-AL-0249-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/05/1965
Source: Papers of Brian Landsberg
Order (S.D. Ala.)
VR-AL-0249-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/05/1965
Source: Papers of Brian Landsberg
Judges Cameron, Benjamin Franklin (Fifth Circuit)
VR-AL-0249-0006
Rives, Richard Taylor (Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit)
VR-AL-0249-0006
Thomas, Daniel Holcombe (S.D. Ala.)
VR-AL-0249-0003 | VR-AL-0249-0004 | VR-AL-0249-0005 | VR-AL-0249-0007
Plaintiff's Lawyers Doar, John (District of Columbia)
VR-AL-0249-0002
Jansen, Vernol R. (District of Columbia)
VR-AL-0249-0002
Landsberg, Brian K. (District of Columbia)
VR-AL-0249-0002
Marshall, Burke (District of Columbia)
VR-AL-0249-0002
Norman, David L. (District of Columbia)
VR-AL-0249-0002

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