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Case Name United States v. Wilkins FA-AL-0004
Docket / Court 23289 ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Election/Voting Rights
Speech and Religious Freedom
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
Freedom of speech/association
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Voting
Voting access
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
Black
Special Case Type
Criminal
Causes of Action Criminal Conspiracy to Violate Federal Rights, 18 U.S.C. § 241
Defendant(s) Collie Wilkins
Eugene Thomas
William Eaton
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 Criminal Conviction
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1965 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1967
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Brief for Appellee
FA-AL-0004-0002.pdf | Detail
Date:
Source: Papers of Owen Fiss
FBI Statement: March From Selma to Montgomery, Alabama March 21-25, 1965
FA-AL-0004-0004.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/26/1965
FBI Statement: Murder of Viola Liuzzo Lowndes County, Alabama March 25, 1965
FA-AL-0004-0005.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/27/1965
Trial Exhibits
FA-AL-0004-0011.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 04/02/1965
[Grand Jury Charges]
FA-AL-0004-0012.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 04/06/1965
Supplemental Memorandum for the United States
FA-AL-0004-0013.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/02/1967
Whether the Supplemental Brief in Wilkins v. United States Should Argue that 241 Reaches Private Conspiracies to Interfere with Fourteenth Amendment Rights
FA-AL-0004-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/17/1967
Source: Papers of Owen Fiss
Opinion (376 F.2d 552)
FA-AL-0004-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/27/1967
Source: Westlaw
Judges Coleman, James Plemon (Fifth Circuit)
FA-AL-0004-0003
Plaintiff's Lawyers Doar, John (District of Columbia)
FA-AL-0004-0001 | FA-AL-0004-0002 | FA-AL-0004-0013
Fiss, Owen M. (District of Columbia)
FA-AL-0004-0013
Hardeman, Ben (Alabama)
FA-AL-0004-0002 | FA-AL-0004-0012
Hirshen, Alvin (District of Columbia)
FA-AL-0004-0002
Kauder, Louis (District of Columbia)
FA-AL-0004-0002 | FA-AL-0004-0013
Marer, Alan G. (District of Columbia)
FA-AL-0004-0001 | FA-AL-0004-0013
Norman, David L. (District of Columbia)
FA-AL-0004-0002 | FA-AL-0004-0013
Sentell, J. O. (District of Columbia)
FA-AL-0004-0002

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