Robinson v. Florida

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Robinson v. Florida
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Robinson v. Florida, 378 U.S. 153 (1964), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States reversed the convictions of several white and African American persons who were refused service at a restaurant based upon a prior Court decision, holding that a Florida regulation requiring a restaurant that employed or served persons of both races to have separate lavatory rooms resulted in the state becoming entangled in racial discriminatory activity in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.Excerpted from Robinson v. Florida on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

United States Supreme Court

378 U.S. 153

Robinson  v.  Florida

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

Alfred I. Hopkins, Miami Beach, Fla., for appellants.

Jack Greenberg, New York City, for appellants.

George R. Georgieff, Tallahassee, Fla., for appellee.

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

Mr. Justice BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.


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