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No Room for Klan in U.S., Says Judge

From The Indianapolis Star, Thursday, January 10, 1923:  “I don’t think there’s a place in the American republic for such organizations as this,” District Judge Albert Anderson said in federal court yesterday in ruling on the case of six South Bend citizens who asked for an injunction restraining the Ku Klux Klan from keeping their names on the membership rosters.  Judge Anderson sustained Klan counsel L. Ert Slack’s motion to dismiss the complaint on the grounds the law did not permit six plaintiffs to bring joint action in such a case, and granted Indianapolis attorney Joseph Roach, appearing for the plaintiffs, fifteen days to file an amended complaint, striking out five of the plaintiffs and leaving only Benjamin Dubois as plaintiff.  The complaint also asked for a receiver to be appointed to take over Klan records of Indiana realm members.

“No Room for Klan in U.S., Says Judge,” The Indianapolis Star, 10 January 1924, p. 10:4


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