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Civil Rights Attorneys Outside Supreme Court

Attorneys for six Southern states fight against the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at their last barricade -- the U.S. Supreme Court. The Government's attorneys are shown after their arrival to oppose the Southerners' case. Pictured (L to R) are: John Doar, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach; and Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall.

17 Jan 1966, Washington, DC, USA — Original caption: 1/17/1966-Washington, D.C.: Attorneys for six Southern states fight against the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at their last barricade — the U.S. Supreme Court. The Government’s attorneys are shown after their arrival to oppose the Southerners’ case. Pictured (L to R) are: John Doar, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach; and Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall.