THE CONGRESS: Without Audible Dissent

While California's Republican Senator Thomas Kuchel praised the "unsullied" reputation of Chief Justice Earl Warren, some 40 Senators this week sat quietly in their places, then confirmed Warren by voice vote. Among those on the floor was North Dakota's occasionally Republican Senator William Langer who, as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had held up Warren's confirmation for seven weeks−not necessarily out of malice, but merely to try to force the Administration to give him more patronage in North Dakota.

In this week's floor action, Langer apparently voted to confirm Warren. There was no audible dissent−and Bill Langer is nothing...

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