Law: Laches

For more than 30 years, thousands of Negroes, dressed in purple silks, gold brocade, fancy headdress, strutted as members of the Ancient Egyptian Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. That their name and regalia were quite similar to that of the White Shriners,* bothered them not at all, until White Shriners charged imitation, brought suit against them. Four Texas Courts decided against the Negroes. They became worried. But, last week, Negro Shriners puffed out their chests, secure in the knowledge that their parading would never be stopped. For the U. S....

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