For me, the prime objective of what we me tn these cases is to remove the impression of HEW and the Justice Department that the standard of "all deliberate speed'' retains some vitality. I fear that that message is obscured by your proposed opinion. MY view is that we should state the message in the briefest and plainest possible words. The proposal you circulated at Conference yesterday based on Hugo's suggestions strikes me as a model upon which to build.
Brennan, W.J. Correspondence from Brennan to Burger, 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.