Oden v. Brittain
396 U.S. 1210 (1969)

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Oden v. Brittain, 396 U.S. 1210 (1969)

Oden v. Brittain

Decided August 13, 1969

396 U.S. 1210

Syllabus

Application for injunction to prevent City of Anniston from holding election to choose members of new city council in accordance with State statute authorizing change from commission to council-manager form of government denied. In this case, which is factually distinguishable from Allen v. State Board of Elections,393 U. S. 544, the election will not result in the severe irreparable harm needed to justify an injunction; nor has the three-judge panel designated to hear the case a yet considered the injunction request. Since there is room for disagreement on this substantial problem, application is denied without prejudice to request relief from other Court members.

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