Many a good son owes his job to the influence of a potent father and little is said about it. But last week Inquisitor Samuel Seabury of the legislative committee investigating New York's municipal government had a good deal to say because rotund old John H. (for "Success") McCooey, Brooklyn's Democratic boss, had tried to get a good job for his rotund young John Jr. Inquisitor Seabury was interested deeply because the job was a seat on the New York Supreme Court.

Last spring New York's Republican Legislature passed a bill creating twelve...

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