Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Michael L. Gallagher argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the brief was Michael K. Kennedy.
Robert Ong Hing argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*
Supreme Court of United States.
JUSTICE STEVENS delivered the opinion of the Court.
Respondent is a white football player of unknown political affiliation who seeks to recover damages under 42 U. S. C. § 1985(2) (1976 ed., Supp. V) for an alleged conspiracy to intimidate potential witnesses in a federal lawsuit. Petitioners argue that the action must be dismissed because there is no claim that the conspiracy was motivated by the kind of "racial, or perhaps otherwise class-based, invidiously...
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