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Jewish Groups File Brief with Supreme Court on Denial of Admission of Negro to School

Asking the Supreme Court to consider the case of Herman Marion Sweatt, a Negro who was refused admission to the University of Texas Law School, the American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League, and the National Citizens’ Council on Civil Rights today submitted a brief as “friends of the court” on a petition for writ of certiorari.

The organizations contended that the “separate but equal” principle of providing segregated facilities for Negroes in southern states constitutes a clear violation of the guarantee of “equal protection of the laws” in the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution.