Lawyers: Non-Discussion in Alabama

Wondering what "our brethren" in Alabama have concluded about the expanding consequences of the Supreme Court's landmark decision against school segregation, Columbia University Law Professor Marvin Frankel read straight through the 1954-64 issues of The Alabama Lawyer, official publication of the Alabama Bar Association.

He found nothing but unmitigated blasts at the Court's "communistic, atheistic, nihilistic destruction of the Constitution." Not only was he unable to discover a single dissenting opinion, but The Alabama Lawyer's authors never once attempted to spell out the other side of the argument—even though, as Frankel...

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