Lee v. Washington,
390 U.S. 333 (1968)

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Lee v. Washington, 390 U.S. 333 (1968)

Lee v. Washington

No. 75

Argued November 7, 1967

Decided March 11, 1968

390 U.S. 333


A three-judge District Court declared Alabama statutes requiring racial segregation in prisons unconstitutional and established a schedule for desegregation. The State's challenges of the judgment based on Fed.Rule Civ.Proc. 23 (relating to class actions), the claimed constitutionality of the statutes, and the failure to allow for necessary prison security and discipline, held to be without merit.

263 F.Supp. 327, affirmed.

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