Roberts Dissenting

By the time the U.S. Supreme Court had wound up its recent session, Justice Owen Josephus Roberts had written 21 majority opinions — and 53 vigorous and acid dissents. Also, he had completed 15 years of service and had passed the age of 70, when Federal judges may retire. Last week, as he got ready for a vacation on his farm near Chester Springs, Pa., Mr. Justice Roberts resigned.

Famed for his work as prosecutor in the Teapot Dome scandal, genial, wide-mouthed Owen Roberts was a big-time Philadelphia corporation lawyer when Herbert...

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