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Image of Wayne Morse
Although he was a proponent of civil rights, Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon (pictured), objected to placing the civil rights bill directly on the calendar. “If I ever saw a bill that needed to be clarified for the courts by way of a committee report, (it is) the one before the Senate,” he contended. On March 26, 1964, Morse introduced a motion to refer the bill to the Judiciary Committee, but his motion failed.