The Sit-in Cases: Great Expectations

  title={The Sit-in Cases: Great Expectations},
  author={Thomas Proctor Lewis},
  journal={The Supreme Court Review},
  pages={101 - 151}
  • T. P. Lewis
  • Published 1 January 1963
  • Law
  • The Supreme Court Review
In the Sit-in Cases' decided last Term the Supreme Court inched closer to a confrontation with perhaps the most interesting, most discussed-perhaps most crucial-issue since the decision of the School Segregation Cases.2 In some respects the resolution of this issue, whether the Fourteenth Amendment provides the Negro with a self-executing federal right to equal treatment by the proprietors of private establishments catering to all the public except Negroes, may have more far-reaching… 
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