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Vol.VI No.XIII Pg.25b-26a
July/August 1944

The Restraining Order Of The United States District Court

In The District Court Of The United States For The Northern District Of Texas

FOY E. WALLACE, JR., Complainant


Dr. J. Frank Norris,Defendant

The petition and complaint of the Plaintiff Foy E. Wallace, Jr., having been heard in the above entitled and numbered cause, and after due consideration and deliberation had,


The Dr. J. Frank Norris, the defendant in the above entitled and numbered cause, his agents, servants, employees, attorneys and those in active concert with him are hereby enjoined from changing, deleting, adding to taking from or/and altering any speech, debate, argument, authority used, spoken, read, orally or otherwise of the debate and arguments used by the Plaintiff Foy E. Wallace, Jr., or of that used by Dr. J. Frank Norris in said debate between the Plaintiff and Defendant in Fort Worth, Texas on November 5th, or/and 6 or/and 7th, 1934. And the said defendant Dr. J. Frank Norris is further restrained from publishing or attempting to publish or contract for the publication of said debate (and from selling or offering for sale any part of said debate and oral argument used by the Plaintiff and the Defendant in said debate, whether same be in book form or pamphlet form until and unless the Plaintiff is furnished with complete transcript in toto of the arguments used by both the Plaintiff and the Defendant and unless and until the said Foy E. Wallace is delivered a true and correct transcript of said oral discussions for his approval of same both as to argument, authorities, sequence of speeches, contents and form.

The Defendant Dr. J. Frank Norris is further restrained from changing or altering in any way or manner the actual verbatim transcript of both his and the Plaintiffs oral argument in said debates or of either argument, and from distributing and circulating what purports to be the Norris-Wallace debate unless and until said verbatim transcript, context, subject matter, arguments, sequence of speeches, including citations, quotations and authorities is delivered to the Plaintiff Foy E. Wallace and until he has examined and approved same in toto and given his consent to the sale and publication of a true and verbatim account of said Norris-Wallace debate.

It is further appearing to the Court that Plaintiff will suffer irreparable injury and damage unless this injunction issue and it is ordered that same be and is hereby

issued immediately without notice to the Defendant, and is continued in full force and effect until the ............ day of..... ...1934, unless within the time so fixed this Order is extended for like period for good reasons shown.

It is further ordered that the Petitioner execute to the Defendant, the adverse party, a bond with two or more good and sufficient sureties conditioned as required by law.

United States District Judge.