The Law: Andy Jackson & the Judge

As his valedictory before leaving New Orleans to join the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, Federal District Judge J. Skelly Wright last week had some thoughts about his native city. The man who reaped a whirlwind of local controversy when he decreed that New Orleans' public schools must be desegregated recalled the 100 unconstitutional laws that the Louisiana legislature had passed to block integration, and recalled too the cursing women who harassed the four little Negro girls trying to attend a mixed school. Judge Wright believed that New Orleans has failed to educate its people "to the social...

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