No. 77-1614.

587 F.2d 625 (1978)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellant, v. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, E. W. Jones, Commander, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Jake Alexander, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Transportation and Highway Safety, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided September 12, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Judith E. Wolf, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C. (Carl L. Tilghman, U.S. Atty., Raleigh, N. C.; Drew S. Days, III, Asst. Atty. Gen.; Walter W. Barnett, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., on brief) for appellees.

Before BRYAN, Senior Circuit Judge, and WIDENER and HALL, Circuit Judges.


The District Court on December 30, 1976 dismissed this action of the United States by the Attorney General to restrain the North Carolina State Highway Patrol from engaging in a pattern or practice of discriminating against blacks and women in employment opportunities with the Highway Patrol, as forbidden by Section 707, Title VII, Civil Rights Act, as amended in 1972. 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e-2, 2000e-6(a). Basing his ruling on the statute as amended...

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