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Case Name Briggs v. Elliott SD-SC-0001
Docket / Court Civ. A. No. 2657 ( D.S.C. )
State/Territory South Carolina
Case Type(s) Education
School Desegregation
Attorney Organization NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
White
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Chairman
School Board
Plaintiff Description Black students attending school in Clarendon District 22.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Declaratory Judgment
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 12/22/1950
Case Closing Year 1960
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
Case Listing SD-SC-0005 : Brunson v. Board of Trustees of Clarendon County (D.S.C.)
Additional Resources
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  Briggs v. Elliott
South Carolina Encyclopedia
Date: May 17, 2016
By: W. Marvin Dulaney ( University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies)
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  Clarendon County in Black & White: A Visit to the Home of Briggs v. Elliott, 50 Years After Brown v. Board of Education
Date: Spring 2004
By: David J. Garrow
Citation: 7 Green Bag 2d 237
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Court Docket(s)
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General Documents
D.S.C.
06/23/1951
Opinion (98 F.Supp. 529)
SD-SC-0001-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: Westlaw
U.S. Supreme Court
01/28/1952
Opinion (342 U.S. 350)
SD-SC-0001-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: Westlaw
D.S.C.
03/13/1952
Opinion (103 F.Supp. 920)
SD-SC-0001-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: Westlaw
D.S.C.
07/15/1955
Opinion (132 F.Supp. 776)
SD-SC-0001-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: Westlaw
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Judges Black, Hugo Lafayette (SCOTUS) show/hide docs
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Burton, Harold Hitz (SCOTUS) show/hide docs
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Clark, Tom C. (SCOTUS) show/hide docs
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Dobie, Armistead Mason (W.D. Va., Fourth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Douglas, William Orville (SCOTUS) show/hide docs
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Frankfurter, Felix (SCOTUS) show/hide docs
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Jackson, Robert Houghwout (SCOTUS) show/hide docs
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Minton, Sherman (Seventh Circuit, SCOTUS) show/hide docs
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Parker, John Johnston (Fourth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Reed, Stanley Forman (SCOTUS) show/hide docs
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Timmerman, George Bell Sr. (D.S.C., E.D. S.C., W.D. S.C.) show/hide docs
SD-SC-0001-0001 | SD-SC-0001-0003 | SD-SC-0001-0004
Waring, Julius Waties (D.S.C., E.D. S.C.) show/hide docs
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