Due process of law is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. In this cartoon, Herblock portrays the reaction of poor southern Whites to the introduction of the Civil Rights Protection Act of 1966 in the Senate on February 10, 1966. Dubbed the Southern Justice Bill, the legislation sought to reduce inequity in the judicial system by requiring integration of jurors and making it a federal crime to interrupt the work of civil rights activists. This new legislation was introduced months after the Voting Rights Act of 1965 went into effect. The legislation never reached the House; the Senate leaders could not bring it to a vote.