This week, in one of its newsiest Opinion Mondays, the Supreme Court: ¶ Outlawed the Jim Crow segregation of Negroes in railroad dining cars on interstate trips. ¶ Ordered the University of Texas to admit Heman Sweatt, Negro, to its all-white law school, on the ground that the Negro law school that Texas had set up was not the equivalent of Texas' law school for whites.

¶ Ordered the University of Oklahoma to stop segregating Graduate Student G. W. McLaurin, a Negro, in its classrooms. He had been admitted to classes with whites, but first put...

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