Books: More Power to Them

THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES—AN INTERPRETATION OF ITS FOUNDATION, METHODS AND ACHIEVEMENTS—Charles Evans Hughes—Columbia University Press ($2.50).

THE BUSINESS OF THE SUPREME COURT—A STUDY IN THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL SYSTEM—Felix Frankfurter and James M. Landis—Macmillan ($5.00).

The History. It was in 1775, says Mr. Hughes, that Washington addressed the Continental Congress: "Should not a court be established by authority of Congress to take cognizance of prizes made by the Continental vessels?" The prize vessels got their court, and were forgotten. But the federal court has persisted for a century and a half, and culminates in the present Supreme Court which is designed...