Interview with Nicholas Katzenbach
QUESTION 34
INTERVIEWER:

SO BASICALLY THE CONCERN WAS THAT IF HE DID DECIDE TO MARCH, HE WOULD BE VIOLATING THE LAW THAT YOU WERE REFERRING TO.

Nicholas Katzenbach:

Yes, we, we could not, the, the Department of Justice, in order to be on the side of blacks and on the side of civil rights had to be enforcing the law and if Dr. King or others violated the law then we would be in the unpleasant position of having to prosecute them and that was what we were trying to avoid.