Foreign News: Dictations

¶. The right and duty of the Italian Senate to sit as the High Court of Justice on impeachment cases was perverted, last week, by a decree of the Cabinet—in which Dictator Mussolini holds seven portfolios.*

Hereafter not the whole Senate but a committee of 50, elected by a majority vote, will constitute the Court. Since there are only some two score anti-Fascist Senators, the Fascist majority in the Senate will hereafter completely dominate the sole tribunal before which Il Duce might conceivably be impeached.

¶. Promulgated by Signor Mussolini for the adoption of his Cabinet was a decree which would compel...

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