THE JUDICIARY: Fair or Not, It's Legal

When an individual's right to her Government job collides with the Government's right of national security, then national security comes first. So ruled the nation's second highest court last week.

In a 2-to-1 decision, the U.S. court of appeals in Washington held that the Government's loyalty program—created two years ago by presidential order—is constitutional. Loser of the decision was Miss Dorothy Bailey, a slim, 39-year-old Uni versity of Minnesota graduate who was fired from her $8,000-a-year job in the U.S. Employment Service because President Truman's three-man Loyalty Review Board found "reasonable grounds" for believing she was "disloyal" to her Government.


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