George D. Patterson, Jr., District Director of Internal Revenue, Appellant, v. the Birmingham News Company, Appellee, 345 F.2d 531 (5th Cir. 1965)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 345 F.2d 531 (5th Cir. 1965) May 24, 1965

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama; Seybourne H. Lynne, Judge.

Michael A. Mulroney, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Louis F. Oberdorfer, Asst. Atty. Gen., Lee A. Jackson, Harry Baum, Attys., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., Macon L. Weaver, U. S. Atty., Birmingham, Ala., John B. Jones, Jr., Acting Asst. Atty. Gen., Meyer Rothwacks, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., for appellant.

Lee C. Bradley, Jr., Birmingham, Ala., Charles Goldman, New York City, Douglas Arant, Robert H. Walston, Birmingham, Ala., Bradley, Arant, Rose & White, Birmingham, Ala., Goldman, Evans & Goldman, New York City, of counsel, for appellee.

Before WOODBURY,*  WISDOM, and BELL, Circuit Judges.


The decision of the district court is correct. Birmingham News Company v. Patterson, N.D. Ala. 1963, 224 F. Supp. 670. There is little, if anything, that we can add to the district court's exposition of its holding. We adopt the district court's opinion as the opinion of this Court. Judgment is affirmed.


Of the First Circuit, sitting by designation