WASHINGTON (Oct. 28)
The U.S. Supreme Court refused today to let the American Jewish Congress and other Jewish and non-Jewish groups file a “friend of the court” brief in support of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People It gave no reason for the denial.
The brief was submitted by Leo Pfeffer, director of the Commission on Law and Social Action of the American Jewish Congress. He acted as attorney for his own organization and the National Community Relations Advisory Council, American Jewish Committee, Jewish Labor Committee, Anti-Defamation League, United Synagogue of America, and a number of non-Jewish organizations.
Pending before the Supreme Court is a NAACP case asking reversal of a contempt finding and $100, 000 fine imposed by an Alabama State Court. The judge who ruled against the NAACP had accused the American Jewish Congress and other groups of supporting NAACP efforts to amalgamate the races.