Nation: A Majority of One

The Supreme Court is composed of nine lawyers, and it is the nature of lawyers to disagree with one another. But as last week's pair of 5-4 decisions involving domestic Communists indicated, the present nine lawyers are in unusually deep-seated disagreement (except in segregation cases, on which they are almost invariably for integration). During the current session, notably in cases involving national security as balanced against individual rights, four have generally stood on one side, four on the other, and the man who made the majority was the newest, youngest of them all....

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