THE LAW: After the Swerve

The U.S. Supreme Court's swerve into a new, liberal direction in dealing with cases bearing on the rights of individuals v. government (TIME, July I) last week brought swift executive, legislative and judicial reaction. Items: ¶ Heavily underscoring President Eisenhower's approval, U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell hurried before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, urged legislation to prevent a "serious miscarriage of justice" arising from the Supreme Court's Jencks decision, which required pertinent FBI files to be turned over directly to defendants in criminal cases. One Rhode Island court, said Brownell, might well...