No. 73-3828.

514 F.2d 106 (1975)

Alvin MIMS, for himself and others similarly situated, Plaintiff-Appellee-Cross-Appellant, v. Ray WILSON, in his official capacity as Sheriff of Okaloosa County, Defendant-Appellant-Cross-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

June 4, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Brooks Taylor, Crestview, Fla., for defendant-appellant-cross-appellee.

Kent Spriggs, Tallahassee, Fla., Jeffry Mintz, Jack Greenberg, New York City, for plaintiff-appellee-cross-appellant.

Before AINSWORTH, GODBOLD and SIMPSON, Circuit Judges.

SIMPSON, Circuit Judge:

Alvin Mims brought a class action against the defendant sheriff on behalf of all past, present, and future black applicants for employment in the sheriff's office of Okaloosa County, Florida. The complaint alleged racial discrimination, in violation of Title 42, U.S.C., Secs. 1981 and 1983, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title 42, U.S.C., Sec. 2000e et seq. Mims requested back pay and the right of first refusal as...

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