No. 75-1550.

525 F.2d 987 (1975)

Patricia WELSCH et al., Appellees, v. Vera J. LIKINS et al., Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided November 17, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas L. Fabel, Deputy Atty. Gen., St. Paul, Minn., for appellants.

Luther A. Granquist, Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minn., for appellees.

Before BRIGHT, WEBSTER and HENLEY, Circuit Judges.


This lawsuit was commenced by six mentally retarded persons as a class action on behalf of all those persons who had been committed to Minnesota state hospitals as mentally deficient. The district court granted declaratory relief in Welsch v. Likins, 373 F.Supp. 487 (D.Minn.1974), and issued a supplementary order requiring affirmative state action in Welsch v. Likins, No. 4-72 Civ. 451 (D.Minn., filed...

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