SUPREME COURT: Unanimously Emphatic

Unanimously Emphatic

In 1924, Mally S. ("Mai") Daugherty, small-town Ohioan, banker, brother of the onetime Attorney General, Harry M. Daugherty, refused to appear before a Senate investigating committee. Forthwith, he was ordered arrested on a Senate warrant for contempt. The Federal District Court of Southern Ohio released Mr. Daugherty; said that the Senate was usurping judicial power. Last week the U. S. Supreme Court reversed the decision of the lower court and gave to Congress sweeping powers. In order to legislate effectively, Congress has the right to summon witnesses, compel proper testimony,...

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