The Supreme Court: To Stand as a Guarantee

The first provision in the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights bars "an establishment of religion." Last week the Supreme Court handed down a decision affirming that provision—and thereby brought upon itself a deluge of denunciation. Eminent clergymen attacked the decision as "shocking" and "tragic." Members of Congress put forward a score of proposed constitutional amendments to nullify the effects of the ruling. Newspapers, snowed under by wrathful letters from readers, erupted in editorial anger. To the Supreme Court Building in Washington came hundreds of letters and telegrams agreeing with the sentiments of Los Angeles Municipal Judge Ida May Adams,...

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