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Page 52 - The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it— the storm may enter — the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter ! — all his force dares not cross* the threshold of the ruined tenement...
Page 4 - Federal treaty, agreement, or statute or with any regulation made pursuant thereto; or shall deprive any Indian or any Indian tribe, band, or community of any right, privilege, or immunity afforded under Federal treaty, agreement, or statute with respect to hunting, trapping, or fishing or the control, licensing, or regulation thereof.
Page 51 - US 3 (1883), the principle has become firmly embedded in our constitutional law that the action inhibited by the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment is only such action as may fairly be said to be that of the States. That Amendment erects no shield against merely private conduct, however discriminatory or wrongful.
Page 63 - This is our basic conclusion: Our Nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white— separate and unequal.
Page 40 - In this connection it is proper to state that civil rights, such as are guaranteed by the Constitution against state aggression, cannot be impaired by the wrongful acts of individuals, unsupported by state authority in the shape of laws, customs or judicial or executive proceedings.
Page 59 - All persons born or naturalized in the United States... are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
Page 137 - What white Americans have never fully understood — but what the Negro can never forget — is that white society is deeply implicated in the ghetto. White institutions created it, white institutions maintain it, and white society condones it.
Page 20 - Put loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to persons, party, or Government department.
Page 55 - But the authority of the Federal government may not be pushed to such an extreme as to destroy the distinction, which the commerce clause itself establishes, between commerce 'among the several States' and the internal concerns of a State.
Page 45 - Senate this morning : Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield flashed a "go slow" sign today against President Johnson's attempt to rush a new bill through Congress in the wake of the riots that followed Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination at Memphis. Thank you, gentlemen. The CHAIRMAN. Thank you, sir. If you will bear with me a moment, I would like to go back to the history of this legislation and ask the gentleman whether or not he concurs in the recital of these facts. I think the gentleman will...

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