JUDICIARY: Supreme Session

Associate Justice McReynolds did not bother to attend, but the other seven members of the Supreme Court of the United States gravely met this week for 18 minutes, to open their 1938-39 term.

Most important business: Chief Justice Hughes pronounced an eulogy of their colleague, Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, who had died soon after last term's end. "In-expressibly saddened." was Chief Justice Hughes's sentiment for the whole Court. Next most important: 31 lawyers—all men—were formally admitted to practice before the Court.

After the Court adjourned, Solicitor General Robert Houghwout Jackson announced that the...

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