National Affairs: Cats, Cows, Pigeons, Fleas

Last week the U.S. Senate plunged into a debate on the Bricker amendment. Soon over their heads and caught in the crosscurrents of Supreme Court decisions such as Missouri v. Holland and U.S. v. Pink, the Senators tried to thrash their way to familiar ground. For many, this effort led toward the barnyard.

Georgia's Democratic Senator Walter George started it off. To illustrate his contention that executive agreements should become effective as internal law only when approved by act of Congress, George cried: "I do not want a President of the U.S. to conclude an executive agreement which will make it unlawful...

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