No. 73-1285.

420 U.S. 308 (1975)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 25, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

G. Ross Smith argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the brief was Herschel H. Friday.

Ben Core argued the cause and filed a brief for respondents.*

MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.

Respondents Peggy Strickland and Virginia Crain brought this lawsuit against petitioners, who were members of the school board at the time in question, two school administrators, and the Special School District of Mena, Ark.,1 purporting to assert a cause of action under 42 U. S. C. § 1983, and claiming that their federal constitutional...

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