The Supreme Court: The Blue & the Grey

Under the leadership of Chief Justice Warren, the Supreme Court has aggrieved a great many Americans. Its civil rights decisions are anathema to Southern segregationists; its careful attention toward civil liberties encourages the far right to call for Warren's impeachment.

Well aware of the dissension, Warren last week made a moving appeal for national unity. Speaking at the 175th anniversary celebration of Washington's Georgetown University, which adopted the colors of blue and grey shortly after the Civil War as a sign of national reconciliation, Warren recalled the career of a famed Georgetown alumnus: Edward Douglass White, class of 1863, Chief Justice...

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