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In the first few weeks Hugo Black sat on the U. S. Supreme Court bench, Washington gossip reported Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes at a high pitch of exasperation because nervous Justice Black's rocking chair punctuated hearings with a high-pitched squeak, squeak. This week, when the Court convened after a two-week recess, Hugo Black's chair no longer squeaked and it speedily became apparent that harmony had been restored. For Chief Justice Hughes and a majority of his fellows, including Hugo Black, saw eye-to-eye on the year's most important case—the test of the constitutionality...

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