United States v. Johnson - 390 U.S. 563 (1968)


U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Johnson, 390 U.S. 563 (1968)

United States v. Johnson

No. 482

Argued March 14, 1968

Decided April 8, 1968

390 U.S. 563

Syllabus

Though the exclusive remedy provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, § 207(b), confines the enforcement of substantive rights under the Act to injunctive relief, and thus bars criminal action against proprietors and owners of facilities for refusal to serve Negroes, it does not foreclose criminal action against outsiders having no relation to the proprietors or owners. The District Court therefore erred in dismissing an indictment under 18 U.S.C. § 241 against outside hoodlums for conspiring to assault Negroes for exercising their federal rights under the Act. Pp. 390 U. S. 564-567.

269 F.Supp. 706, reversed.



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