THE CONGRESS: Second Thought

When Mr. Chief Justice Hughes delivered an hour-long decision declaring unconstitutional that section of the National Industrial Recovery Act under which President Roosevelt had forbidden the interstate shipment of hot oil (TIME, Jan. 14), he had for an audience his eight associates, a handful of lawyers, a few newshawks and a chamber half filled with newlyweds, schoolboys and sightseers. Most of Congress was in the Senate chamber listening to Louisiana's Long start his anti-New Deal campaign. Last week on second thought Senators and Representatives realized they might have spent their time more...

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