Teh Supreme Court: Questions & Answers


Senate confirmation hearings ordinarily are fairly perfunctory. Not so last week when Abe Fortas, the President's first Supreme Court appointee, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee. During a two-hour hearing, he answered questions on a score of subjects, replied to some half-baked accusations.

"Absolutely Inconceivable." Dr. Marjorie Shearon, a vehement anti-Communist from Chevy Chase, Md., appeared as an unsolicited committee witness, declared that Fortas was once a member of the left-wing International Juridical Association, that "he has been significantly connected with Communists and Communist fronts over a considerable...

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