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Thomas A. Foran


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… Read more