Interview with Constance Baker Motley
QUESTION 47
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS SAYS ABOUT OUR FEDERAL SYSTEM ACTUALLY THAT YOU HAVE COURTS THAT CAN, YOU CAN COME TO THE POINT IN OUR FEDERAL SYSTEM WHERE A COURT ORDER CANNOT BE, IS NOT BEING OBEYED AND REQUIRES ANOTHER BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT TO ENFORCE IT?

Judge Constance Baker Motley:

Well, of course um, what really happened was that I guess we were playing out the last chapter of the Civil War, and we had a war in this country, most people have forgotten that, concerning the rights of black Americans, and