No. 77-1113.

587 F.2d 850 (1978)

Charles R. ABLES and Jerome C. Ables, Sr., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. William H. D. FONES, Ray L. Brock, Jr., Robert E. Cooper, William J. Harbison, Joseph W. Henry and John A. Parker, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided December 4, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William M. Ables, Jr., South Pittsburg, Tenn., for plaintiffs-appellants.

Brooks McLemore, Jr., Atty. Gen. of Tenn., C. Hayes Cooney, William M. Leech, Jr., Nashville, Tenn., for defendants-appellees.

Before EDWARDS and ENGEL, Circuit Judges, and LAWRENCE, Senior District Judge.


Plaintiffs, two practicing attorneys in the State of Tennessee, appeal from the district court's dismissal of their complaint challenging authority of the Supreme Court of Tennessee to adopt Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 42. That rule, a step in the integration of the Tennessee Bar, provides inter alia for the annual registration of attorneys practicing law in Tennessee and for the payment by them of an annual license fee to support a state-wide...

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