JUDICIARY: Due Process

In 1929 walrussy Chief Justice William Howard Taft, suspicious of President Herbert Hoover's intervals of liberalism, wrote:

"I am older and slower and less acute and more confused. However, as long as ... I am able to answer in my place, I must stay on the Court in order to prevent the Bolsheviki from getting control. . . . The only hope ... is for us to live as long as we can. . . ."

Two days after Franklin Roosevelt's third inauguration, James Clark McReynolds, who will be 79 on Feb. 3, resigned...

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