National Affairs: Return

The only warrior who emerged from the smoke of the Great Supreme Court Battle of 1937 in better shape than before was spry old Associate Justice Willis Van Devanter, 78. For the judicial code was amended to allow Justices of the Supreme Court, instead of resigning, to retire with full pay ($20,000 a year) guaranteed for life. Justice Van Devanter, who for two years had wanted to retire, seized the opportunity.

For the past few months, Justice Van Devanter has been vacationing, subject to call—under the terms of the retirement act—by Chief Justice...

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