Civ. A. No. 19250.

297 F.Supp. 450 (1968)

Linda WILLIAMS and Junius Gary and Jeanette Gary, his wife, individually and on behalf of their minor children and all other parents, relatives or minor children similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Edmund P. DANDRIDGE, Jr., Chairman of the Maryland State Board of Public Welfare; Raleigh C. Hobson, Director, State Department of Public Welfare, Calhoun Bond, Mrs. Ralph O. Dulany, Dr. W. Richard Ferguson, Mrs. Charles D. Harris, and J. O. Shuger, Members of the Maryland State Board of Public Welfare, Esther Lazarus, Director of Public Welfare for the City of Baltimore, individually and in their official capacities, Defendants.

United States District Court D. Maryland.

Decided: December 13, 1968.

Supplemental Opinion February 25, 1969.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joseph A. Matera, Gerald A. Smith and David Packard, Baltimore, Md., for plaintiffs.

Francis B. Burch, Atty. Gen., Frank A. DeCosta, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen., George L. Russell, Jr., City Sol., and Edwin J. Gutman, Asst. City Sol., Robert F. Sweeney, Deputy Atty. Gen., of Maryland, and George W. Liebmann, Asst. Atty. Gen., for defendants.

Before WINTER, Circuit Judge, THOMSEN, Chief Judge, and HARVEY, District Judge.

WINTER, Circuit Judge:

Before us now1 on the pleadings, stipulations and testimony are plaintiffs' prayers that we declare invalid and permanently enjoin the enforcement of the "maximum grant" regulation of the Maryland Department of Public Welfare which, summarized, provides that, irrespective of the need and eligibility, a family receiving benefits under the Aid to Families with Dependent...


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