The Nation: Restoring the Federal Balance

One healthy result of the Watergate scandal has been a reappraisal of what the proper constitutional balance between the Executive and Legislative branches of Government should be. Part of the Ervin Committee's report, which is due to be released soon, will concern redressing the current balance, which has shifted too far in favor of the presidency. Moving ahead of the committee, New York Republican Senator Jacob K. Javits, in a speech last week before the liberal Republican Ripon Society, recommended seven measures that would permit Congress to "reestablish itself as a truly coordinate...