Estes v. Metropolitan Branches of Dallas National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

PETITIONER: Estes
RESPONDENT: Metropolitan Branches of Dallas National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
LOCATION: Schaumburg Village Hall

DOCKET NO.: 78-253
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

CITATION: 444 US 437 (1980)
ARGUED: Oct 29, 1979
DECIDED: Jan 21, 1980

ADVOCATES:
Edward B. Cloutman, III - on behalf of Respondents Tasby et al
E. Brice Cunningham - on behalf of the Respondents, NAACP et al
James A. Donohoe - on behalf of Petitioners, Brinegar et al
Lawrence G. Wallace - as amicus curiae, supporting Respondents
Robert L. Blumenthal - on behalf of Petitioners, Curry et al
Warren Whitham - on behalf of Petitioners, Estes et al

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Warren E. Burger:

In 78-253, Estes against Metropolitan Branches of Dallas NAACP, and two consolidated cases.

The writs of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in each of these cases are dismissed as having been improvidently granted.

Mr. Justice Powell joined with Mr. Justice Stewart and Mr. Justice Rehnquist in dissenting.