Interview with Judge Charles Clark
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

[unintelligible] ASK YOU TO GIVE ME THAT AGAIN, THE FIRST TIME YOU TOLD ME IT IN THE REVERSE ORDER, FIRST YOU TOLD ME IT WAS MEREDITH'S BURDEN OF PROOF AND THEN YOU TOLD ME THAT YOU TALKED WITH THEM AND YOU KNEW THEY HAD, SOME FELT ONE WAY AND SOME FELT THE OTHER.

Judge Charles Clark:

Alright. When I came into the litigation, I saw that Meredith had alleged that the University had a policy of racial exclusion. An official policy of racial exclusion and that they had applied that policy to deny him admission. In talking with the members of the board of trustees and talking with the officials of the University I found that that was not so. The University had never adopted a policy of racial exclusion. The policy obviously since it was not adopted was not, never applied to James Meredith. Meredith's application was judged to be inadequate. Uh, and he was denied admission on that ground.