Decisions: Rights of the Citizen

The constitutional liberties of the in dividual citizen are a never-ending preoccupation of the law. Three recent examples:

> In the past, at least 18 Negroes have tried to crack Cincinnati's all-white Local 212 of the International Brother hood of Electrical Workers, but none has been better qualified or more persistent than Anderson L. Dobbins, 37. A graduate of Virginia's Hampton Institute, a predominantly Negro liberal arts college, he passed a city electrician's exam in Newport News, Va. In Cincinnati, he tried off and on for years to join the local—in vain. The union said he had to get work before...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!