The Law: Decisions

— In the 24 year history of the Taft-Hartley Act, the Federal Government has sought 80 day cooling-off periods in 28 major labor disputes, pleading that "national health and safety" required an end to the strikes. The Government was never refused. During the current dock strike, the Attorney General contended that the failure of 200 Chicago longshoremen to load $75 million worth of corn and soybeans for export imperiled the national economy. Federal Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz found the Government's case for an injunction "far less reasoned" than...

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