BLACK v. AMEN

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United States Supreme Court

BLACK v. AMEN, (1958)

No. 13

Argued:     Decided: March 3, 1958

On motion of petitioners, concurred in by attorneys for respondents, the case is remanded to the Court of Appeals with directions to remand it to the District Court to enable the parties to file their joint motion for entry of judgment dismissing the action, as provided in a settlement agreement.

Reported below: 234 F.2d 12.

Dean Acheson argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the brief were Stanley L. Temko, Scott W. Lucas and Malcolm Miller.

Douglas F. Smith argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief were Arthur R. Seder, Jr., D. Arthur Walker, Jack O. Brown and Oliver H. Hughes.

PER CURIAM.

Petitioners' amended motion, concurred in by the attorneys for respondents, is granted. The case is remanded to the Court of Appeals with directions to remand the cause to the United States District Court for the District of Kansas to enable the parties to file their joint motion for the entry of judgment dismissing the action, as provided in paragraph 3 of the Settlement Agreement dated February 27, 1958, a copy of which is annexed to the amended motion.

MR. JUSTICE FRANKFURTER desires to have it added that he assumes that the legal effect of the Court's order, in which he joins, upon the opinion and judgment of the Court of Appeals in this case is the conventional one when a case has become moot here pending our decision on the merits. United States v. Munsingwear, 340 U.S. 36, 39 . [355 U.S. 600, 601]  

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