ARKANSAS: Bailey v. Miller

Arkansas law says that a Senate vacancy shall be filled by special election within 120 days. Last week, 96 days after the late great Joseph Taylor Robinson died in the heat of the Senate battle over Franklin Roosevelt's plan to enlarge the Supreme Court, Arkansas voters went to the polls to pick his successor.

To get a Democratic nomination in Arkansas is under normal circumstances tantamount to election. All Arkansas' Governor Carl Edward Bailey needed to do was to call a primary election which he could almost certainly have won. Instead, last August...

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