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Arkansas, 1982

 File — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Comprises court records for United States of America vs. Charles Loyd Lemons, Jr. regarding a conviction of consensual sodomy. The arrest occurred in a federal park, but the criminality was based on an Arkansas statute which prohibited only same-sex sodomy. Jay Kohorn filed an amicus curiae brief in the 8th circuit court of appeal on behalf of the American Association for Personal Privacy. The case challenged the Arkansas statute on equal protection grounds.


  • Other: 1982


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.


From the Collection: 12 Linear Feet (12 archive boxes)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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