Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. James F. Kemp, with whom Messrs. Clint W. Hager and Robert B. Short were on the brief, for petitioners.
Solicitor General Fahy, with whom Assistant Attorney General Tom C. Clark, Messrs. Robert S. Erdahl and Irving S. Shapiro were on the brief, for the United States.
Messrs. William H. Hastie, Thurgood Marshall and Leon A. Ransom filed a brief on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, as amicus curiae, urging affirmance.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the following opinion, in which the CHIEF JUSTICE, MR. JUSTICE BLACK and MR. JUSTICE REED concur.
This case involves a shocking and revolting episode in law enforcement. Petitioner Screws was sheriff of Baker County, Georgia. He enlisted the assistance of petitioner Jones, a policeman, and petitioner Kelley, a special deputy, in arresting Robert Hall, a citizen of the United States and of Georgia...
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