United States v. JohnsonAnnotate this Case
390 U.S. 563 (1968)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Johnson, 390 U.S. 563 (1968)
United States v. Johnson
Argued March 14, 1968
Decided April 8, 1968
390 U.S. 563
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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