Nation: WHAT THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL WOULD DO

DOES anyone really know what the civil rights bill now proposes? It has been kicked around for an awfully long while. First sent to the Congress by President Kennedy last June, it was partly changed by the House of Representatives and sent on to the Senate in February. It has languished in the chamber of winds during the longest filibuster in history, still faces substantive amendment under a bipartisan agreement achieved by Republican Everett Dirksen. Civil rights groups, without being specific, claim that it is too weak. The bill's opponents, without being specific, insist that it is so strong as to...

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