Nation: End of the Wait

"Prejudice and pettiness have had their day," cried Connecticut's Democratic Senator Thomas Dodd. "Now responsibility and fairness will render the decision.'' After four months of sporadic hearings before a judiciary subcommittee headed by South Carolina's Olin Johnston, the Senate confirmed the appointment of a controversial Negro to the U.S. Court of Appeals. He is Thurgood Marshall, 54, longtime chief counsel to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who has been sitting as a Second Circuit (New York, Connecticut, Vermont) judge since his nomination by President Kennedy a year ago. The Senate vote was 54 to 16, with...

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