LOUISIANA EX REL. GREMILLION v. N. A. A. C. P.

No. 294.

366 U.S. 293 (1961)

LOUISIANA EX REL. GREMILLION, ATTORNEY GENERAL, ET AL. v. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE ET AL.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 22, 1961.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William P. Schuler, Assistant Attorney General of Louisiana, and M. E. Culligan argued the cause for appellants. With Mr. Schuler on the briefs were Jack P. F. Gremillion, Attorney General, Carroll Buck, First Assistant Attorney General, and George Ponder, former First Assistant Attorney General.

Robert L. Carter argued the cause for appellees. With him on the brief was A. P. Tureaud.


MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

One of the suits that is consolidated in this appeal was instituted in 1956 by the then Attorney General of Louisiana against appellee, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, in a Louisiana court and sought to enjoin it from doing business in the State. It was removed to the federal court.1 Thereafter NAACP sued appellants in the federal court asking for a...

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