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With a gentle swishing of black robes and the slow-shuffling steps of wise old men, the Supreme Court of the U. S., august at Washington, convened for another autumn session in its semicircular little room in the Capitol.

Mr. Chief Justice (William Howard Taft) had returned to Washington early, after a frolicsome 71st birthday (with eleven grandchildren) at his summer lodge at Murray Bay, Quebec. Prior to convening his eight Supreme colleagues, he held a three-day conference with the senior judges of the U. S. Circuit Court. He informed President...

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