National Affairs: An Amendment

Not so much what he said, but the cool clarity with which he said it, made Assistant Attorney General Robert H. Jackson far and away the most effective advocate of the President's Plan to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Last week that same quality of dispassionate logic, so notably lacking in the Supreme Court debate, appeared for the Opposition when Dean Young Berryman Smith of Columbia Law School eased into the Senate Committee's witness chair.

Senator Burton K. Wheeler, first opposition witness, had made his sensation with Chief Justice Hughes's letter refuting the...

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