SUPREME COURT: Court Unbenched

Early in 1920, after a series of bitter strikes, Henry J. Allen, Governor, ushered into being the Kansas Court of Industrial Relations (formally created by act of the Legislature). In effect, it was a court of compulsory arbitration. It made the little man famous, made him a conspicuous figure at the Republican Convention that year. William Allen White, sage of the prairies, christened it " the greatest piece of constructive legislation of the reconstruction period."

Last week, the U. S. Supreme Court killed it. The venerable Justice Van Devanter wrote the decision:...

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