389 US 1026 State of Arkansas v. State of Tennessee

389 U.S. 1026

88 S.Ct. 757

19 L.Ed.2d 815


No. 33, Original.

Supreme Court of the United States

January 15, 1968

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Joe Purcell, Atty. Gen. of Arkansas, and Don Langston, Asst. Atty. Gen., on the motion.


George F. McCanless, Atty. Gen. of Tennessee, C. Hayes Cooney, Asst. Atty. Gen., and Harry W. Laughlin, James L. Garthright, Jr., and J. Martin Regan, Special Counsel, for defendant.


The motion for leave to file the bill of complaint is granted and the State of Tennessee is allowed sixty days to answer.


It is ordered that the Honorable Gunnar H. Nordbye, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota be, and he is hereby, appointed Special Master in this case with authority to fix the time and conditions for the filing of additional pleadings and to direct subsequent proceedings, and with authority to summon witnesses, issue subpoenas, and take such evidence as may be introduced and such as he may deem it necessary to call for. The master is directed to submit such reports as he may deem appropriate.


The master shall be allowed his actual expenses. The allowances to him, the compensation paid to his technical, stenographic, and clerical assistants, the cost of printing his report, and all other proper expenses shall be charged against and be borne by the parties in such proportion as the Court hereafter may direct.


It is further ordered that if the position of Special Master in this case becomes vacant during a recess of the Court, the Chief Justice shall have authority to make a new designation which shall have the same effect as if originally made by the Court herein.