JUDICIARY: The Big Debate

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Though no committee of Congress had yet begun hearings on it, the great debate on President Roosevelt's proposals to reform the Judiciary and, incidentally, to alter the Supreme Court, last week burst prematurely open in full Senate. First Tennessee's windy McKellar, then Arizona's courtly Ashurst, with interpolations by thunderous Majority Leader Robinson, shook the air with preliminary salvos. Reason: even before the historic Supreme Court Battle of 1937 began, the Administration was losing ground.

"Oh Kaaay." Senator Ashurst, the soul of oldtime gallantry, would hardly be so rude as...

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