No. 20722.

332 F.2d 855 (1964)

Virgil NORTON, Virgil Wesley and James Chapman, Appellants, v. James P. McSHANE et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing Denied July 15, 1964.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Hartwell Davis, Montgomery, Ala., Richard H. Carlisle, Columbus, Miss., Robert Varner, Montgomery, Ala., for appellants.

Sherman L. Cohn, Stephen B. Swartz, Attys., Dept. of Justice, John Douglas, Asst. Atty. Gen., Washington, D. C., H. M. Ray, U. S. Atty., Oxford, Miss., for appellees.

Before RIVES, WISDOM and GEWIN, Circuit Judges.

RIVES, Circuit Judge:

This appeal consists of three essentially identical actions, consolidated for appeal, all of which seek actual and punitive damages for alleged deprivation of certain rights of the plaintiffs growing out of their arrest near Oxford, Mississippi, on October 1, 1962. The plaintiffs are Virgil Norton, Virgil Wesley, and James Chapman. Named as defendants are Nicholas de B. Katzenbach, Deputy Attorney General of the United States; James P. McShane...


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