JUDICIARY: Nominee No. 93

By last month the gentlemen of the Department of Justice had combed their wits and the nation, and compiled a list of some 60 men. Further probing into the lives—private and public—of these 60 eliminated two-thirds of them. Last fortnight, with 20 names before him, President Roosevelt started the blue-penciling which would continue until but one name remained: that of the successor to Willis Van Devanter as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Out. . . . Out. . . . Out. . . . Finally seven names were left. In one...

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