THE JUDICIARY: Flower and Weeds

Attorney General Frank Murphy, whose sister calls him Christlike, last week named the man to run his new Civil Liberties Unit: Henry A. Schweinhaut, the special assistant who prosecuted civil-liberties violations in Harlan County, Ky. and in Jersey City. Besides protecting liberty's delicate flower, Mr. Murphy last week received the grubbier task of rooting evil weeds out of the Federal judiciary.

President Roosevelt, incensed by what New York District Attorney Thomas Dewey discovered about Circuit Court Judge Martin T. Manton, who resigned in disgrace last fortnight (TIME, Feb. 6), instructed his...

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