LABOR: Never Say Die

Organized labor is no sacred cow to Thurman Arnold, mustachioed, bag-eyed, bellicose Assistant Attorney General whose special province (and obsession) is trust busting. Like all good New Dealers Mr. Arnold believes labor's rights are sacred. But he has a reservation: their sanctity vanishes the moment labor tramples on other people's rights. Holding this standard high, he campaigned against corrupt unions, corrupt labor bosses, ran up a fine fat set of newspaper clippings, suddenly fell into a hole and disappeared from sight.

The hole was a lack in the law. Justice Felix Frankfurter...

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