Bell v. Maryland

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Bell v. Maryland
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Bell v. Maryland, 378 U.S. 226 (1964), provided an opportunity for the Supreme Court of the United States to determine whether racial discrimination in the provision of public accommodations by a privately-owned restaurant violated the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. However, due to a supervening change in the state law, the Court vacated the judgment of the Maryland Court of Appeals and remanded the case to allow that court to determine whether the convictions for criminal trespass of twelve African American students should be dismissed. Excerpted from Bell v. Maryland on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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United States Supreme Court

378 U.S. 226

Bell  v.  Maryland

 Argued: Oct. 14 and 15, 1963. --- Decided: June 22, 1964

Jack Greenberg, New York City, for petitioners.

Loring E. Hawes and Russell R. Reno, Jr., Baltimore, Md., for respondent.

Ralph S. Spritzer, Washington, D.c., for United States, as amicus curiae, by special leave of Court.

Mr. Justice BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.


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