The nine members of the U. S. Supreme Court were officially dismayed and privately rather flattered'. For six weeks they had held an unparalleled place in the sun. Although the Court is divided five to four on society, even the four Justices whose evenings are almost invariably spent in solitude—Justice Sutherland resting venerably in bed, Justice Van Devanter mourning for his wife, Justice Brandeis sitting up with a detective story, Justice Cardozo burning the midnight oil over the classics of law and literature— even they felt an unwonted thrill. For the...

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