The Judiciary: The Long Wait

He was enthusiastically nominated by President Kennedy, certified as "well qualified" by the American Bar Association, endorsed by the overwhelming majority of Senators of both parties. Yet for nearly a year the Senate has dillydallied over the confirmation of Thurgood Marshall as a judge on the Second Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals (New York, Connecticut and Vermont). Why? Because a handful of Southern Senators object to Marshall as the longtime chief counsel to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the man who successfully argued the...

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