Neither passionate proddings by Northerners nor desperate defiance by Southerners have swayed Dwight Eisenhower in his refusal to make a moral crusade out of the civil rights issue. The President's bedrock position: the law must be obeyed. Last week the Administration sent to Congress a civil rights bill that is even more temperate in its use of law than its 1957 version. Notably missing: the celebrated Title III of the 1957 bill that would have empowered the Attorney General to file suits on behalf of citizens deprived of civil rights,* an omission seeming to indicate that the President is...

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