Education: Round Two in Alabama

With the cry of the bailiff one morning last week, the jampacked courtroom in Birmingham's Federal Building fell silent, stood as Judge H. Hobart Grooms, lanky veteran of more than a quarter century of practice as a Birmingham lawyer, took his place. Beyond the closed courtroom doors, in the corridor, latecomers waited patiently, hoping for a chance at seats.

The main question before the court: Negro Student Autherine Lucy's contempt-of-court charge against the trustees and president of the University of Alabama for having barred her "for her protection" after the riots that followed...

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