In the Matter of Bernard Christian Slaughter v. Andrew J. Winston.bernard Christian Slaughter, Appellant, v. City of Richmond, Appellee, 476 F.2d 972 (4th Cir. 1973)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 476 F.2d 972 (4th Cir. 1973) Argued April 2, 1973. Decided May 1, 1973

JeRoyd X. Greene, Richmond, Va., for appellant.

James R. Saul, Asst. City Atty., for the City of Richmond (Conrad B. Mattox, Jr., City Atty., for the City of Richmond, on brief) for appellee.

Before HAYNSWORTH, Chief Judge, RUSSELL, Circuit Judge, and BLAIR, District Judge.


For reasons sufficiently appearing in the opinion of the District Judge, 347 F. Supp. 1221, we conclude that under Virginia law an appropriation of funds by the City of Richmond for the operation of its jails and Office of City Sergeant did not create an ordinary debt subject to garnishment.