ALABAMA: Family Seat

When President Roosevelt last fortnight nominated Alabama's Senator Hugo La Fayette Black as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, it raised two questions: 1) how readily the Senate would confirm the appointment, and 2) who would get the vacated seat in the Senate. Last week both were answered.

First question was quickly settled. The Senate took a full day for lively debate on Senator Black's fitness, then confirmed him, 63-10-16. Two days later. Hugo Black went to lunch at the White House, emerged with his commission as an Associate Justice neatly wrapped...

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