SUPREME COURT: Attorneys General

Nine justices in black robes held high court in the Capitol. A few feet to the north in another, larger chamber of the same building, were assembled the Senatorial group of the lawmakers of the Nation. The question before the court was: "Where do the powers of our legislative neighbors end?"

Specifically, the case was that of the United States versus Mally S. Daugherty. The history of the case had only a few salient points. The Senate had appointed a committee to investigate the conduct in office of Harry Daugherty, Attorney General. Believing...

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