TARIFF: Tied Tariffers

The Tariff Commission has six members. Six is a good number for a poker game, but for a deliberative body it has its disadvantages. Ever and anon, the Board divides against itself−three and three. A short time ago, it so divided against itself on the question of whether a Commissioner might sit in the consideration of a case involving a commodity in which he himself had business interests. The quarrel dragged on.

Congress came to the. Commission's aid, passed a law against a Commissioner participating in a case in which he or his immediate relatives had...

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