JUDICIARY: The New Constitution

This week, as the Supreme Court began its four-month vacation, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, 79, sent his resignation to President Roosevelt. He wrote: "Considerations of health and age make it necessary that I should be relieved of the duties which I have been discharging with increasing difficulty." The Chief Justice's retirement marked the end of a period. When the Justices stood up after their last session this week, disappeared through the tall sateen-covered curtains behind their chairs and shucked their robes, they were more than eight judges beginning their vacations....

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