National Affairs: Bilbo of the North

In recent decades the South has given the U.S. Senate more than its share of sub-minor statesmen of the Heflin-Bilbo stamp. But the South has competition. Last week the confirmation of Earl Warren as Chief Justice of the U.S. was being blocked by one man, the Bilbo of the North: North Dakota's Senator William Langer. As chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Langer, after weeks of delay, insisted on considering the charges in a handful of letters opposing Warren's appointment. Some of the letters are obviously from cranks, none of them contains any evidence...

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