JUDICIARY: Supreme Matters

(See front cover)*

Seated within a three-panel screen, an old Negro pulls a red plush cord to swing open a small door and admit you to the Supreme Court of the U. S. Mounting two steps around a partition, you come abruptly into the court chamber. Facing you sit the nine Justices of the U. S. seated augustly behind their long desk-like bench. You immediately identify Chief Justice Taft, ponderous in the centre. The small semicircular chamber is dimly lighted. Faces, features, are not sharp. Level voices fall without echo in the shadows.

Scanning...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!