National Affairs: Impetuous, Irish

As it must to all men, Death came last week to Joseph McKenna, 83, onetime (1898-1925) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

In Washington nine men in solemn black robes met after a two weeks' recess to hand down weighty decisions; then, as they adjourned in honor of once fiery Joseph McKenna, their robes seemed to take on an even blacker shade. They were his honorary pallbearers. All of them, save the youngest (Harlan Fiske Stone), had sat on the Supreme Court bench with Justice McKenna. Impetuous, be had often vexed them. Irish, he...

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