United States v. Guest
Significance, Intent To Interfere, The Right To Travel, Impact, Related Cases, Burden Of Proof
Herbert Guest, et al.
That the respondent conspired to deprive black citizens of their rights guaranteed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Solicitor General
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
James E. Hudson, Charles J. Bloch
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., Tom C. Clark, Abe Fortas, Potter Stewart (writing for the Court), Byron R. White
William O. Douglas, John Marshall Harlan II, Earl Warren
Date of Decision
28 March 1966
Reversed the judgment of the district court and held that the allegation of state involvement in conspiracy was sufficient to charge a violation of rights protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. The allegation of false arrest of black citizens was broad enough to cover a charge of active connivance by state agents, constituting a denial of rights protected by the Equal Protection Clause. Thus the district court should not have dismissed that part of the indictment.
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