THE LAW: Justice Postponed

For who would bear the whips and

scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's

contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's

delay . . .?

Bouncing among the other political footballs on Capitol Hill last week was a request from President Eisenhower to create 40 additional federal judgeships. Because he thought the need urgent, Ike offered to split appointments evenly between parties. In no such hurry, Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson answered that there was no time in so short a session to select and confirm new judges. "Most regrettable," rumbled Attorney General William P. Rogers. Johnson, he charged, was...

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