Very Good. Item #001593
New York: Random House, 1962. First Vintage Edition of the Second Revised Edition. Signed by Blaustein on half title to federal judge J. Skelly Wright with inscription "To J. Skelly Wright -- One of the heroes of this book from Albert Blaustein." Second inscription below reads "And to my new friend Skelly from [initials] Jan, 63." Second inscription appears to also be in Blaustein's hand. Stamped on cover, edges of text block, and inside back cover "Chambers of Judge Wright.]
Mass market paperback; 359 pp +8 publisher's ads at back. Illustrated paper wraps. Covers a bit toned and smudged, with wear along edges and corners. Light vertical creasing to spine, but spine remains unbroken. Pages toned but unmarked. Binding is sound.
Wright was a Chief Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and earlier a District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. While in Louisiana he played an important role during New Orleans school desegregation. In D.C. he ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in Hobson v. Hansen, upholding the "right to equal educational opportunity" and eliminating the tracking and zoning practices in the public school system that was deemed discrimintory on racial and economic lines.