The Law: Clearing the Docket

With its current term drawing to a close, the court was busy last week clearing the docket:

White Will. The Justices refused to stop integration of Philadelphia's Girard College. Really a prep school, the institution was set up in 1848 for "poor, white male orphans," by the will of Colonial Entrepreneur Stephen Girard. The N.A.A.C.P. has been trying to break the will since 1954. When the Supreme Court held that Negroes should be admitted because the school was being run by publicly appointed trustees, the state's orphan's court simply appointed private trustees and...

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