PIERSON v. RAY

No. 79.

386 U.S. 547 (1967)

87 S.Ct. 1213

18 L.Ed.2d 288

PIERSON ET AL. v. RAY ET AL.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 11, 1967.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Carl Rachlin argued the cause for petitioners in No. 79 and for respondents in No. 94. With him on the briefs was Melvin L. Wulf.

Elizabeth Watkins Hulen Grayson argued the cause for respondents in No. 79 and for petitioners in No. 94. With her on the brief was Thomas H. Watkins.


MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN delivered the opinion of Court.

These cases present issues involving the liability of local police officers and judges under § 1 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, 17 Stat. 13, now 42 U. S. C. § 1983.1 Petitioners in No. 79 were members of a group of 15 white and Negro Episcopal clergymen who attempted to use segregated facilities at an interstate bus terminal...

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