I am in favor of expediting consideration of this case as proposed in your memorandum. As presently advised however -- and certainly pending reciept of a response -- I would not favor a summary disposition of the case on the merits.
Harlan, J.M. Correspondence from Harlan to Black, Alexander v. Holmes County Bd. of Educ., 396 U.S. 19 (1969). Box 367, Harry A. Blackmun Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.