JUDICIARY: Liberals Have It

Ever since Charles Evans Hughes was made Chief Justice of the U. S. his friends and critics have been intently watching the Supreme Court for any change in its temper, any shift in its alignment. The Hughes appointment last year focused the Supreme Court in the Senate as an issue of "human rights" v. "property rights" (TIME, Feb. 17, 1930 et seq.). Justices Brandeis, Holmes and Stone, dissenters all, were then cited as the court's Liberal minority upholding "human rights." Justices Van Devanter, McReynolds, Sutherland and Butler were grouped as the Conservative...

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