The Law: Of Moose and Men

Moose Lodge 107 in Harrisburg, Pa., which does not allow blacks into its sanctuary, has become the center of some high-powered legal controversies. In June the Supreme Court considered whether the lodge's state liquor license amounted to unconstitutional governmental action in support of discrimination. The Justices concluded that it did not, and that the Moose could continue discriminating as a private club. Two weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, considering a different claim, ruled that since the lodge allowed guests and rented its facilities to other organizations, it was a public accommodation under...

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