National Affairs: THE BRICKER AMENDMENT: A Cure Worse Than The Disease?

"One of the greatest constitutional crises the country has ever faced," said the American Bar Association, and argued that the Bricker Amendment should be passed to protect the Union from dire peril.

"The most momentous constitutional issue since President Roosevelt's attempt to pack the Supreme Court," said the Washington Post, and argued that the Bricker Amendment should be defeated to protect the Union from dire peril.

This week the U.S., quietly and in measured tones, is in the midst of a constitutional great debate. Ohio's junior Senator, Republican John William Bricker, touched it off by proposing a constitutional amendment. Its main aim: to...

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