National Affairs: Sit-Down Sat On

On at least one occasion Secretary of Labor Perkins has indicated that in her mind the legal status of the Sit-Down was not proven. President Roosevelt, a lawyer by training, is known to have had no illusions that the Sit-Down was legal but to have deprecated it as no crime, just a misdemeanor. Last week in Philadelphia in the first Sit-Down ruling from the Federal bench, the Circuit Court of Appeals declared that sit-downers in a local hosiery mill were not only guilty of such crimes as forcible entry and forcible detainer but had...

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