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Case Name Williams v. Wallace VR-AL-0264
Docket / Court Civ. A. No. 2181-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
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Right to travel
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Preliminary relief granted
Race discrimination
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) Governor George Wallace
Sheriff James G. Clarke
State of Alabama
Plaintiff Description Department of Justice, civil rights leaders, class of demonstrators
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1965 - 1965
Filing Year 1965
Case Closing Year 1965
Case Ongoing No
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General Documents
Opinion (240 F.Supp. 100) (M.D. Ala.)
VR-AL-0264-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/19/1965
Source: Westlaw
Judges Johnson, Frank Minis Jr. (M.D. Ala., Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit)

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