Wisconsin: The Pulpit v. the Bench

It was a most unlikely confrontation. In a clear-cut civil rights dispute, both protagonists were white. One was a judge, the upholder of law and order, the other a clergyman, ordinarily the advocate of peace and patience. Yet the test of wills between Milwaukee Circuit Judge Robert Cannon and the Rev. James Edward Groppi (rhymes with puppy), a Roman Catholic priest, kept the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa in constant turmoil for two weeks, and last week brought out the Wisconsin National Guard to keep peace for the first time in 32 years....

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