THE PRESIDENCY: All Season Sport

President Roosevelt never said just when he would appoint a successor to Justice Willis Van Devanter who retired two months ago. Nonetheless it had been largely taken for granted that he would do so before Congress adjourned. Last week with that adjournment becoming imminent, what had been taken for granted became a matter of speculation. For the President announced he had asked Attorney General Cummings for an opinion on his power to appoint a Justice when Congress was not in session.

Such was the source of an interesting group of conjectures:

1) Did Franklin...

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