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Case Name United States v. Dallas County VR-AL-0262
Docket / Court Civ. A. No. 3064-63 ( 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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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond
Voting
Voting access
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
Black
Voting
Election administration
Causes of Action Civil Rights Act of 1957/1960, 42 U.S.C. § 1971
Defendant(s) 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 Attorneys fees
Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1967 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1967
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Opinion (229 F.Supp. 1014) (S.D. Ala.)
VR-AL-0262-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/19/1964
Source: Westlaw
Opinion (385 F.2d 734)
VR-AL-0262-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/16/1967
Source: Westlaw
Judges Thomas, Daniel Holcombe (S.D. Ala.)
VR-AL-0262-0001
Wisdom, John Minor (Fifth Circuit)
VR-AL-0262-0002

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