Interview with Burke Marshall
QUESTION 18
INTERVIEWER:

EXPLAIN HOW THESE CHANGES CLARIFIED FEDERAL RULE.

Burke Marshall:

Well, the difference that the ICC regulations made to the a, situation with respect to bus stations and railroad stations and bus, buses and railroads, was that instead of having sort of a general rule that permitted somebody to bring a suit, every time there was discrimination there was a specific regulation that directly applied. It's as if we'd sued everybody at once, sued every bus station, every bus, every railroad station, every railroad, all in one massive lawsuit and had won the lawsuit. That's what the regulation did. Prior to it you'd have to go station by station, sue in Thomaston [Anniston?], sue in Montgomery, sue in Birmingham , sue in Jackson, sue in New Orleans, sue in so forth. And this as I say dealt with whole facilities in one stroke.