Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Gloria Tanner Svanas argued the cause for appellants in No. 72-887 and filed a brief for appellant American Party of Texas. Michael Anthony Maness filed a brief for appellants Texas New Party et al. in No. 72-887. Robert W. Hainsworth, appellant pro se, argued the cause and filed briefs in No. 72-942.
John L. Hill, Attorney General of Texas, argued the cause for appellee in both cases. With him on the brief were Larry F. York, First Assistant Attorney General, and J. C. Davis and Sam L. Jones, Jr., Assistant Attorneys General.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.
These cases began when appellants, minority political parties and their candidates, qualified voters supporting the minority party candidates, and independent unaffiliated candidates, brought four separate actions in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas against the Texas Secretary of State seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the enforcement of various sections of the...
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