No. 117.

273 U.S. 536 (1927)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 7, 1927.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Messrs. Fred C. Knollenberg and A.B. Spingarm, with whom Messrs. Louis Marshall, Moorfield Storey, James A. Cobb, and Robert J. Channell were on the briefs, for Nixon.

No appearance for defendants in error.

MR. JUSTICE HOLMES delivered the opinion of the Court.

This is an action against the Judges of Elections for refusing to permit the plaintiff to vote at a primary election in Texas. It lays the damages at five thousand dollars. The petition alleges that the plaintiff is a negro, a citizen of the United States and of Texas and a resident of El Paso, and in every way qualified to vote, as set forth in detail, except that the...

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