JUDICIARY: Four 5-4; One 9-0

Mr. Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, looking very solemn and very fit in spite of having celebrated his 75th birthday the day before, cast hardly a glance at his jam-packed courtroom as he took his seat. With a rustling of robes his Associates joined him. The Chief Justice, turning his head, gave a brief nod toward the right extremity of the bench. Associate Justice Owen J. Roberts, end man of the Court, took up a manuscript and began to read:

"In this case we are to decide whether the National Labor Relations Act....

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