Civil Action No. 1964.

78 F.Supp. 933 (1948)

BROWN v. BASKIN et al.

District Court, E. D. South Carolina, Charleston Division.

July 20, 1948.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Harold R. Boulware, of Columbia, S. C., and Edward R. Dudley, Thurgood Marshall, and Constance Baker Motley, all of New York City, for plaintiff.

Robert McC. Figg, Jr., of Charleston, S. C., Sidney S. Tison, of Bennettsville, S. C., Eugene S. Blease, of Newberry, S. C., George Warren, of Hampton, S. C., Price & Poag and James H. Price all of Greenville, S. C., and Thomas A. Babb, of Laurens, S. C., for defendants.

WARING, District Judge.

The question in this case is whether Negroes have the right to become members of the Democratic Party of the State of South Carolina and to be enrolled, take part in its organization and management, and vote in its primaries.

The action is based upon the alleged rights of the plaintiff under the Constitution of the United States and particularly under Article 1, Sections 2 and 4, and the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Seventeenth Amendments...

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