City of New Orleans v. Barthe/Opinion of the Court
The motion to dismiss is granted and the appeal is dismissed. Treating the papers whereon the appeal was taken as a petition for a writ of certiorari, before judgment, [*] pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1254(1), to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the petition is granted. The judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is affirmed. Turner v. City of Memphis, 369 U.S. 350, 82 S.Ct. 805, 7 L.Ed.2d 762; Watson v. City of Memphis, 373 U.S. 526, 83 S.Ct. 1314, 10 L.Ed.2d 529.
Mr. Justice BLACK, Mr. Justice HARLAN and Mr. Justice WHITE are of the opinion that this case is not appealable to this Court under 28 U.S.C. § 1253 but is appealable to the Court of Appeals under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and that this Court should dismiss the appeal for the Court of Appeals to consider and decide the appeal of this case now properly pending before it. See Bailey v. Patterson, 369 U.S. 31, 82 S.Ct. 549, 7 L.Ed.2d 512.