CIVIL LIBERTIES: Report

U.S. citizens are fighting World War II with much less hysteria, many fewer violations of civil rights than during World War I, concluded the unsparing American Civil Liberties Union in a report on the twelve months ending June 1. The Union's explanation: 1) there is no organized, powerful radical and pacifist opposition to the war; 2) the Administration is self-consciously liberal; 3) opposition to the New Deal acts within the conventional democratic framework; 4) the public interest is concentrated on postwar plans; 5) the Supreme Court has buttressed the Bill of Rights.

The report condemned as "the worst single invasion...

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