THE SUPREME COURT: At the Crossroads

The traditional cry broke the cathedral silence of the marble courtroom: "Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! All persons having business before the honorable, the Supreme Court of the United States are admonished to draw nigh and give their attention, for the court is now sitting. God save the United States and this honorable court." The nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, convened in extraordinary session, took their places at the bench. On the right, facing the justices, sat counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, petitioners. On the left...

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