Teh Supreme Court: Questions & Answers

THE SUPREME COURT

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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