427 U.S. 347 (1976) ELROD, SHERIFF, ET AL. v. BURNS ET AL. No. 74-1520. Supreme Court of United States. Argued April 19, 1976. Decided June 28, 1976. CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT. *349 Thomas A. Foran argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were Bernard Carey, Paul P. Biebel, Jr., Raymond F. Simon, and Robert E. Wiss. John C. Tucker argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief was David Goldberger.[*] MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN announced the judgment of the Court and delivered an opinion in which MR. JUSTICE […]