22 FEBRUARY 1930, Page 15


The most recent instance is their amazing attack, unequalled in bitterness since that upon Chief Justice Taney in 1836, upon the nomination of Mr. Hughes as Chief Justice. Since every speaker in the Senate conceded Mr. Hughes' profes- sional capacity and high integrity, the attack cannot be construed as a persOnal -one. It is primarily political. It gave clear evidence of being due to serious dissatisfaction in the country not only with the conservatism of recent decisions of the Supreme Court, but also with the policies of President Hoover and the Republican Party. Careful students of politics see in the parliamentary insurrection the greatest danger signal which has been shown in this country for a long time. - There can be no question that, coupled with other disorganirzing activities going on in Congress, it is a political omen of the first importance.