No. 8570.

302 F.2d 91 (1962)

C. W. BURGESS, Mrs. C. W. Burgess, Cora Lee Carter, James E. Duncan, Marjorie Duncan, Clifford H. Griffith, Ellen L. Griffith, Edith M. Jay, Eleanor L. Smart, Trilby W. Macredie, Harmon B. Martin, Sr., Harmon B. Martin, Jr., Verna E. Moore, William M. Moore, Trilby M. Nichols, Ethel R. Poplin, W. L. Poplin, Sr., Michael Wayne Poplin, W. L. Poplin, Jr., Gordon L. Ragsdale, Hannie G. Ragsdale, James Duncan, Mrs. James Duncan, Petitioners, v. The Honorable Ashton H. WILLIAMS, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of South Carolina, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit.

Decided May 1, 1962.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Hans F. Paul and Robert B. Wallace, Charleston, S. C., in support of petition.

Louis M. Shimel, Charleston, S. C., in opposition thereto.

Before SOBELOFF, Chief Judge, and HAYNSWORTH and BRYAN, Circuit Judges.

SOBELOFF, Chief Judge.

Sixty-eight petitioners seek a writ of mandamus directing the vacation of an order of the late District Judge Ashton H. Williams of the Eastern District of South Carolina. By that order the court referred to a master for preliminary findings of fact a suit brought by a trustee in bankruptcy to set aside alleged preferences to these petitioners and to thirty-nine other persons. The petitioners claim that the reference to a master denies each...

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