National Affairs: Republic and Relief

To the great annoyance of the National Labor Relations Board, Manhattan Lawyer Frederick Hill Wood last April convinced the U. S. Supreme Court that defendants haled before quasi-judicial Federal agencies have a right to study and answer preliminary findings before final decisions are issued. Having followed an earlier Supreme Court opinion and withheld this right from such Wagner Act defendants as Ford Motor Co., Inland Steel Co., Republic Steel Corp., NLRB hastily patched its procedure by vacating the erroneous orders. Last week NLRB completed its patchwork on the Republic case by issuing a...

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