Interview with Herbert Brownell, Jr.
QUESTION 2
INTERVIEWER:

IN A SENSE I'M WONDERING IF IT'S THAT THERE WAS NOT YET THE KIND OF LAWS, THE KIND OF STRUCTURE TO DO THAT. IN OTHER WORDS, THE POINT THAT I WAS WONDERING IS YOU HAD TO FIND SOMETHING INTERSTATE BECAUSE THERE WEREN'T THE KINDS OF LEGAL MECHANISMS THAT THE LATER LAWS, THE '64 ‘65…

Herbert Brownell, Jr.:

Oh, that's definitely the case. It's a little hard to think back and realize the paucity of the laws as far as the federal government was concerned. All of those laws came later. And while that was an incident that aroused the public to the importance of having the federal government available to remedy or to intervene in a case like that, at the time there was no vehicle which we could use legally to, uh, intervene in the case.