Allen v. Wright

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SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
468 U.S. 737
Allen v. Wright
CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
No. 81-757 Argued: February 29, 1984 --- Decided: July 3, 1984 [*]


The Court observed that similar histories in various other localities in Mississippi were recited by the plaintiffs without challenge. Ibid.

The relatively simple either-or nature of the challenged decision affects the extent to which the initial complaint implicated separation of powers concerns. When the IRS altered its policy concerning the grant of tax exemptions to racially discriminatory schools, see Green v. Connally, 330 F.Supp. at 1156, the plaintiffs were left with an action more closely resembling this lawsuit. We have no occasion to consider here the effect on a plaintiff's standing of a defendant's partial cessation of challenged conduct when that partial cessation leaves the plaintiff with a complaint presenting substantially greater uncertainty about standing than the initial complaint did.