JUDICIARY: The Justice Has a Date

Frank Murphy focused his blue eyes in a bright second-balcony stare, and gripped the dog-eared Bible given him by his mother, the Bible on which he has taken all oaths of office, including those of Mayor of Detroit, High Commissioner to the Philippines, Governor of Michigan, U.S. Attorney General, Supreme Court Justice. The Justice was about to take another kind of oath. He had decided to go to the wars, as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. "I have," he murmured dramatically, "a date in Manila."

If the 49-year-old Justice really expected to keep his date, he was going...

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