Judge Julius Caesar

December 1976
National Review;12/10/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 47, p1335
The article refutes the intrusion of the judiciary upon the legislative and executive realm as exemplified by a ruling by Judge Virgil Pittman of the Southern District Court of Alabama in 1976. Judge Pittman orders the city of Mobile, Alabama to elect a new city government. He views that the structure of the city government as unfair to blacks. He argues that blacks would unlikely be able to elect a black to the city commission if election is held on a city-wide basis. His judgment calls for a replacement of the commission with a mayor, to be elected city-wide and a nine-member council elected from single-member districts.


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