THE CONGRESS: The Great Debate (/)


The Great Debate (I)

Not since the circus days of Huey Long or before him, of James Thomas ("Tom-Tom") Heflin, had such long cues of curious citizens, four abreast and stretching far down the corridors, waited outside every glass paneled door leading into the Senate gallery. But now the attraction was not a clowning demagog. It was a real, earnest political fight, one of the biggest and bitterest in a generation; the battle of the Supreme Court, which last week was at last joined in the open on the Senate's floor.


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