SUPREME COURT: Questions on Segregation

After six months of study and discussion, the U.S. Supreme Court could still not make up its mind about the legality of racial segregation in public schools (TIME, Dec. 22). In an unusual procedure, the court last week asked counsel for both sides (Negro organizations v. four Southern states and the District of Columbia) to reargue the pending cases next October. Further, the court invited the U.S. Attorney General to take part and listed specific questions which need more research and discussion. Among them:

¶ Does the 14th Amendment* make segregation in the schools illegal?

¶ If not, does it...

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