National Affairs: Pigeonhole Surprise

Back into the Senate bullpen President Hoover last week tossed the World Court.∙ Senators were astonished. The President asked for its consideration at this session "as soon as possible after the emergency relief and appropriation legislation has been disposed of." Then he invited in for luncheon Elder Statesman Elihu Root, who negotiated the formula for U. S. adherence to the Court, and Secretary of State Henry Lewis Stimson, Mr. Root's legal disciple and political protege.

Under the Root formula the U. S. could "naturally" quit the Court whenever its objection to an advisory opinion...

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