SUPREME COURT: Unknown Ground

Many members of the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Trade Commission, the Tariff Commission, the Shipping Board, and even that "watchdog of the Treasury," Comptroller General John R. McCarl, read diligently last week Chief Justice Taft's 55-page decision which upholds the President's power to remove all executive officials without the consent of the Senate (TIME, Nov. 1). Although none of these officials is in any immediate danger of being ousted, yet the feeling hangs heavy that they can be dismissed at the caprice or hostility of the President....

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