THE CONSTITUTION: A New Bricker Amendment

Many Americans, led by Ohio's Republican Senator John Bricker, fear that the U.S. Constitution's treaty-making provision can be abused to violate the liberties of citizens. Bricker has proposed several amendments (TIME, July 13, 1953 et seq.) aimed at closing what he deems to be a dangerous constitutional loophole; in 1954, one version of the Bricker Amendment failed of Senate adoption by a single vote. Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee, voting n to 2, approved and sent to the Senate for action this year a new proposed treaty amendment to the Constitution. Its sponsor of record: Illinois' Republican Senator...

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