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United States Supreme Court


No. 73-759

Argued: October 16, 1974Decided: June 9, 1975

Changes in state constitutional, statutory, and other applicable rules, raise question as to whether this case has become moot.

363 F. Supp. 1110, vacated and remanded.

Kendall L. Vick, Assistant Attorney General of Louisiana, argued the cause for appellants. On the brief were William J. Guste, Jr., Attorney General, and Warren E. Mouledoux, First Assistant Attorney General.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg argued the cause for appellees. With her on the brief was Melvin L. Wulf. *  

[ Footnote * ] Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed by Chesterfield Smith and Marguerite Rawalt for the American Bar Assn., and by Nancy Stearns for the Center for Constitutional Rights.


The judgment of the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is vacated and the case is remanded to that court to consider whether in the light of recent changes in the state constitutional, statutory, and other rules applicable to this case the cause has become moot.

MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS took no part in the decision of this case. [421 U.S. 772, 773]  

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