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Case Name United States v. Cartwright VR-AL-0263
Docket / Court Civ. A. No. 1957-N ( M.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
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Race discrimination
Test or device
Voting access
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Voter qualifications
Voter registration rules
Causes of Action Civil Rights Act of 1957/1960, 42 U.S.C. § 1971
Defendant(s) Board of Registrars
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
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1964 - n/a
Filing Year 1963
Case Closing Year 1964
Case Ongoing No
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Opinion (230 F.Supp. 873) (M.D. Ala.)
VR-AL-0263-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/17/1964
Source: Westlaw
Judges Johnson, Frank Minis Jr. (M.D. Ala., Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit)

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