Box 17, Folder 15, Document 26

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Box 17, Folder 15, Document 26

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22,
1963
Mr. R lph
cG111 1
'rhs Atlanta Constitution.
AtlB.Dt, Georg1a.
Dear F.alpn:
I was a.el1ghted with your handlii;g oi tlle Glover · c se
(January 21st) columrJ entitled "The olly of
Barriers." It was splenu:1d.
iii your I
c, .iday
'lb r
a,.; 111d ed an a
11 r Georgi
c se t
the ·
~lo~er ca~e decidea by th~ 3upreme Court 0£ Georgia 1n 1915 1
1
eJy ,2..~rel'.·
r,1,1;y 9,r Atl Mk~~ ,.143 Ga, ,192,
.v,
While the. GlovGr cas~ was s:tmply a ptH' curjam i..lead.uote
d.c1~~C>! s" w'1th uo wr1tteu op1n10ll, 1n the C:1' ,:' c se Judge S
Atk1nson for the court wrote a magnificent opinion declaring
1913 .r\tlai1ta C:Jty Ordji.ai~ce proh:1b1t1DF. vh1te and colored perso.oa
1·ro res1d.tug :hJ the same block uucons Li t~ti oual. '£h1 s "' s lso
W·rujjmous dec!s:10n aud ~as later c1ted by the Supreme Court of
tht: \.1111 teu States :n JJµc.haµa.u y, }io[leY, 24;5 u,s, 6.0, where t
op1.n1on of the court !ncluded a lollg excori,t :from Judge Atk1nscm •s
op1n·i o.n 111 tne Carey case.
ncu
similar ord1nailce came oe1·ore the court, Judg
.Atk11.soll also wrote a short but vigorous diss~nt:!ng opjn10ll ill
liHclOl} Ye City 01' Atlanta, 14,
b:1
18
the O 1
v 14, wh1ch ca.,e w s subse"'uent
overruled by the Glov r
decision.
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�Page
12
1963
This perhaps 1s a sh1niDg example of one of Ch1ef
Justice Bleckley's terse say1Jlgs: "That court is the best
which rel1es as 11ttle as poss1blG Oll its own opin1ons."
Best wishes.
S1Jlcerely•
Leonard Haas
1,HsLPM
P.S. Judge Atkinsou's decis1o.u in the Carey case as
also c1t~d w1th approv 1 by Judge Tuttle 1L! wr1t1ng for the F1tth
C1rcu1t Couxt of ; rpeals an opinion aff1rm1Dg o ... c of Skelly
right 's decj s1 vns str1kh!g Jown the ~ ...::,ui s.tana Statute seek:Jng to
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