THE SUPREME COURT: A Long Way from the Jail

As a shortstop in Kentucky's semi-pro Blue Grass League in 1911, Fred Vinson was fast of foot and sure of hand, and the local sportswriters used to say that he "covered the whole infield." Later, in the big league of U.S. Government, Frederick Moore Vinson covered the whole infield and quite a bit of the outfield, too. Few men in U.S. history served as widely as he did in the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the Government. During World War II, many important questions of U.S. domestic policy were tested for...

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