THE CONGRESS: Historic Side Show

"This is a very refreshing discussion of the beginnings of our Constitution. It is splendid mental stimulation. Besides, if we weren't doing this we might be doing something a damned sight worse."

Thus did courtly Senator Henry Fountain Ashurst of Arizona refer to the hearings of his Senate Judiciary Committee on the President's Supreme Court Plan. Last week the Committee rounded out its fourth week of hearings, listening to an assortment of the Plan's opponents, including Henry M. Bates, dean of the University of Michigan (who some 30 years ago taught law to...

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