The Law: Pair of Dockets

The nine Supreme Court Justices were back on the job last week "in a good mental set and ready to go," as one of them put it after looking over his colleagues. They had to be, for the unusually heavy pressures and duties facing the court this term were felt almost immediately. In their first important determination of the year, the Justices declined for the moment to consider the President's right to impound congressionally authorized funds.

At least 37 suits are currently attacking impoundment in courts around the country. Both Georgia and the Justice...

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