THE LAW: Plugs for the Loopholes

Under the doctrine of judicial review, the U.S. Supreme Court has the last word on basic U.S. law—and no good lawyer would have it otherwise. Likewise, good U.S. lawyers believe that they have a professional responsibility to judge the kind of law laid down by the court, and to make recommendations for statutes that would improve the legal fabric of the U.S. Last week the American Bar Association's 246-member House of Delegates reviewed the procession of Supreme Court decisions in internal security cases, sharply recommended that Congress plug the serious loopholes opened...

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