The Congress: Making Haste Slowly

After weeks of bickering and dickering, the House Judiciary Committee last week passed and prepared to send to the Rules Committee a civil rights bill that reasonable men should be able to support.

It was a compromise—a bipartisan "unity bill" drafted by Ohio Republican William McCulloch, ranking minority member of the committee, Burke Marshall, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, and Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach. Its salient features:

• VOTING RIGHTS. The Attorney General is empowered to request three-judge courts to hear Negro voting discrimination suits, thus speeding the usually lengthy...

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