Civil Rights: Electric Charges

The plan as proposed reaches to the outer limits of what is constitutionally allowed. However, the wrongs and injustices inflicted upon these plaintiffs have clearly exceeded—and continue to exceed—the outer limits of what is constitutionally permissible. The extent of the right to assemble, demonstrate and march should be commensurate with the enormity of the wrongs that are being protected and petitioned against. In this case, the wrongs are enormous.

Those words, written by Federal District Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr., galvanized civil rights forces last week into a display that may well...

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