National Affairs: Property Test

While President Hoover was last week scrutinizing judges of the U. S. Circuit Courts for a possible successor to the late Edward Terry Sanford on the Supreme Court of the U. S., the Senate Judiciary Committee (which must pass on the appointment) was establishing, without attracting much public attention, a startlingly new test to apply to this and other high judicial nominations. No less a veteran Washington newsman than Mark Sullivan pronounced the committee's test "sensational," called its establishment "the most fundamental event that has occurred in this session of Congress."

The test...

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