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VOLUME 285

CASES ADJUDGED

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THE SUPREME COURT

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OCTOBER TERM, 1931

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INCLUDING APRIL 11, 1932

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CHARLES EVANS HUGHES, CHIEF JUSTICE.
WILLIS VAN DEVANTER, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE.
JAMES CLARK McREYNOLDS, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE.
LOUIS D. BRANDEIS, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE.
GEORGE SUTHERLAND, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE.
PIERCE BUTLER, AssociaTE JUSTICE.
HARLAN FISKE STONE, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE.
OWEN J. ROBERTS, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE.
BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE.?

WILLIAM D. MITCHELL, ATTORNEY GENERAL.
THOMAS D. THACHER, SOLICITOR GENERAL.
CHARLES ELMORE CROPLEY, CLERK.
FRANK KEY GREEN; MARSHAL.

1 For allotment of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices among the several circuits, see next page.

2 On February 15, 1932, President Hoover nominated BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of New York, to succeed Mr. JUSTICE HOLMES, retired. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 1932. The oath was administered in open court, and he took his seat upon the bench, on March 14, 1932.

III

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

ALLOTMENT OF JUSTICES

It is ordered, That the following allotment be made of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of this Court among the circuits, agreeably to the acts of Congress in such case made and provided, and that such allotment be entered of record, viz:

For the First Circuit, Louis DEMBITZ BRANDEIS, Associate Justice.

For the Second Circuit, HARLAN FISKE STONE, Associate Justice.

For the Third Circuit, OWEN J. ROBERTS, Associate Justice.

For the Fourth Circuit, CHARLES EVANS HUGHES, Chief Justice.

For the Fifth Circuit, BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO, Associate Justice.

For the Sixth Circuit, JAMES C. McREYNOLDS, Associate Justice.

For the Seventh Circuit, Willis VAN DEVANTER, Associate Justice.

For the Eighth Circuit, PIERCE BUTLER, Associate Justice.

For the Ninth Circuit, GEORGE SUTHERLAND, Associate Justice.

For the Tenth Circuit, WILLIS VAN DEVANTER, Associate Justice.

March 28, 1932.

IV

PROCEEDINGS IN MEMORY OF CHIEF JUSTICE

TAFT.1

Members of the Bar and officers of the Court met in the court-room, on December 13, 1930, at 10 A. M.?

On motion of the Solicitor General, Mr. George W. Wickersham was chosen as Chairman and Mr. Charles Elmore Cropley as Secretary.

On taking the chair, Mr. WICKERSHAM said:

“Gentlemen of the Bar: We are met here today to pay tribute to memory of a great lawyer and judge who during a period of nearly nine years occupied the exalted office of Chief Justice of the United States. From John Jay to Charles E. Hughes, almost every Chief Justice has had a record of distinguished political activity and public service before his elevation to the highest judicial position. Our Chief Justices always have been primarily statesmen, besides having achieved distinction at the bar or on the bench. Mr. Taft was the only one who also had been President of the United States. His entire life was devoted to public service. In such leisure as the exactions of official life allowed, he was a student and teacher of the law.. He was largely instrumental in reorganizing and revitalizing the Cincinnati Law School, and during his term of service as U. Ş. Circuit Judge he made time to ad- : minister the office of Dean and lecturer on the law of real property in that school. He was an enthusiastic son of

i See 280 U. S. III, V; 281 U. S. v.

* The committee on arrangements for this meeting were: Mr. Solicitor General Thacher, Chairman, and Messrs. George W. Wickersham, George E. Hamilton, Charles Warren, and John Spalding Flannery.

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