JUDICIARY: This Is Inexcusable

In 1939 Franklin Roosevelt made Norman Littell, a fresh-faced, 40-year-old Seattle lawyer, Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. A passionate crusader for good government, young Norman Littell tackled his job with zeal and zing. But he never quite hit it off with his immediate boss, Attorney General Francis Biddle. Worse still, zealous Lawyer Littell got into the habit of denouncing Washington bungling in public. His zeal finally got on the nerves of a formidable array of Old New Dealers, including Harold Ickes, Jesse Jones, Francis Biddle and Tommy ("The Cork") Corcoran, ex-brain-truster...

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