United States v. Raines

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United States v. Raines
by the Supreme Court of the United States

United States v. Raines, 362 U.S. 17 (1960) was a United States Supreme Court decision relating to civil rights. The Court overturned the ruling of a U.S. District Court, which had held that a law authorizing the Federal Government to bring civil actions against State Officials for discriminating against black citizens was unconstitutional. Excerpted from United States v. Raines on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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United States Supreme Court

362 U.S. 17

United States  v.  Raines

 Argued: Jan. 12, 1960. --- Decided: Feb 29, 1960

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Attorney General William P. Rogers, Washington, D.C., for appellant.

Mr. Charles J. Bloch, Macon, Ga., for the appellees.

Mr. Justice BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.


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