September 1948. The legal wrangling over the Texas Senate Democratic primary reaches all the way to the Supreme Court, and relevant legal documents are given to Justice Hugo Black for review. On September 29, 1948, Justice Black signs an order staying the temporary injunction, thus clearing the way for LBJ’s name to be put on the ballot. Black’s order marks the end of the fight for the Democratic nomination.
Meanwhile, LBJ rides with President Truman as he campaigns in Texas by train from San Antonio to Dallas. On to the election!