National Affairs: Tax Man

Ever since the retirements of Chief Justice George Ewing Martin and Associate Justice Charles H. Robb opened two vacancies recently in the venerable U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Washington correspondents have been energetically spreading the rumor that one of them was destined for angular, friendly Chairman Fred Moore Vinson of the House Ways & Means sub-Committee on Taxation. Last week Franklin Roosevelt obligingly confirmed the rumor by issuing a batch of appointments upping 64-year-old Justice D. Lawrence Groner to be chief justice, naming as associate justices Cornell...

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