No. 57.

321 U.S. 1 (1944)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 17, 1944.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. William R. Ming, Jr., with whom Mr. Joseph E. Snowden was on the brief, for petitioner.

Mr. William C. Wines, Assistant Attorney General of Illinois, with whom Mr. George F. Barrett, Attorney General, was on the brief, for Edward J. Hughes et al.; and Messrs. Isaac E. Ferguson and Herbert M. Lautmann submitted for Robert E. Straus et al., — respondents.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE STONE delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioner, a citizen of Illinois, brought this suit at law in the District Court for Northern Illinois against respondents, citizens of Illinois, to recover damages for infringement of his civil rights in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment and 8 U.S.C. §§ 41, 43, and 47 (3). He alleged that the suit was within the jurisdiction of the court as a suit arising under the Constitution and laws of...

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