THE CONGRESS: Delayed Hatch

"It shall be unlawful for any person employed in any administrative or supervisory capacity by any agency of the Federal Government, whose compensation, or any part thereof, is paid from funds authorized or appropriated by any Act of Congress, to use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election or of affecting the results thereof."

So reads the dynamite clause of "An Act to prevent pernicious political activities" drafted by New Mexico's Kansas-born, judicially-minded Democratic Senator Carl Atwood Hatch. He has been hammering at political-appointees-in-politics ever since...

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