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TOMPKINS v. TEXAS, 490 U.S. 754 (1989)

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United States Supreme Court


No. 87-6405

Argued: December 06, 1988Decided: June 05, 1989

774 S. W. 2d 195, affirmed by an equally divided Court.

Emmett B. Lewis argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Robert K. Huffman and James B. Altman.

Charles A. Palmer, Assistant Attorney General of Texas, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Jim Mattox, Attorney General, Mary F. Keller, First Assistant Attorney General, Lou McCreary, Executive Assistant Attorney General, and Michael P. Hodge and Margaret Portman Griffey, Assistant Attorneys General. *  

[ Footnote * ] Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the American Civil Liberties Union et al. by Steven R. Shapiro, John A. Powell, Julius LeVonne Chambers, and Charles Stephen Ralston; and for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law by Robert E. Montgomery, Jr., Conrad K. Harper, Stuart J. Land, Norman Redlich, William L. Robinson, and Judith A. Winston.


The judgment below is affirmed by an equally divided Court.

JUSTICE O'CONNOR took no part in the consideration or decision of this case. [490 U.S. 754, 755]  

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