National Affairs: Tax Publicity

Fifteen minutes remained before the U. S. Supreme Court closed for the day. Solicitor General Beck, a bit snappish, a trifle overworked, was ready with another case. On behalf of the U. S., he appealed against the decision of the Federal District Court of Western Missouri which upheld the right of the Kansas City Journal-Post to publish lists of income-tax payments.

Senator Reed, anti-League Democrat, was present to argue for the newspaper. Would he be so kind, asked Mr. Taft, as to join his case with the case of The Baltimore Post, exactly similar? All...

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