SUPREME COURT: Liberal Justice

The liberalism of the Supreme Court, much impugned when it nullified the District of Columbia minimum wage law for women, was apparently revived by two of its latest acts. One was to decline to consider the constitutionality of the Sheppard-Towner Bill for maternity welfare instruction. This disposes of the bill only temporarily, however, and it may again come before the Court. The other was to declare unconstitutional the forbidding of instruction in foreign languages in elementary schools, public, private or parochial.

The two justices who dissented from the latter decision were Sutherland...

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