Constitutional Law: Reinstated Reds

Minnesota's Secretary of State Joseph L. Donovan was not about to accept petitions nominating Mrs. Charlene Mitchell, a 38-year-old Negro, and Youth Leader Mike Zagarell, 23, for President and Vice President of the U.S. The fact that Zagarell is twelve years too young to meet the legal requirements for Vice President was the least of Donovan's objections. Mrs. Mitchell and Zagarell are Communists, and the Communist Control Act of 1954 says that their party "should be outlawed" as the agent of a foreign power. Under the law, said the Minnesota Attorney General, the Communists do not have "the rights, privileges...

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