A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 1, 1957

THE difference between the headlines on the Supreme Court's historic decisions and the thousands of words of the rulings themselves was the difference between instinctive applause for the principle of civil rights reasserted and sober second thought about actual results achieved. All told, the opinions documented the new concept of the court's functions as laid down by Chief Justice Earl Warren. TIME this week sets forth the gist of the decisions, analyzes their individual and collective importance, notes the dissents and feeling of dismay, and brings a reminder that the court is composed of men. See the first six pages of...

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