New Outlook Volume 95

New Outlook Volume 95

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...made public) will commend itself not only to the public generally, but specifically to workingmen. There may be reasons why the Sherman Anti-Trust Law should be repealed; there may be reasons why it should be amended so as to allcwicertain forms of combination that are in restraint of trade; it may be even argued that it should be so amended as to apply only to combinations of capital and not to combinations of labor, on the ground that combinations of capital are perilous and combinations of labor are not. Neither of these questions was the one involved in this case. The question in this case was this: When Congress has enacted a law making certain acts A WISE AND STRONG ACTION ut so long as the present Anti-illegal, when the Supreme Court of the United States has decided that law to be Constitutional, when the attention of Congress has been called to the effect of that law, and it has refused to modify it so as to permit certain transactions which the law, as it stands upon the statutebook, prohibits as illegal, is Congress justified in withholding appropriations necessary to enforce the law? Or, to put it more briefly, is Congress justified in enacting a criminal law and then refusing to appropriate the money to prosecute the criminal? To this question there can be, we think, but one answer. The man who is "in favor of the prohibition law but ag'in' its enforcement " has long been the subject of scorn. For Congress to put itself deliberately on record as in favor of the law, after repeated opportunities to change its action, and then declare itself against the enforcement of the law, is absolutely indefensible. Such action can be accounted for only on the hypothesis that Congress is afraid, on the one hand, to...
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  • Paperback | 634 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,116g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903439
  • 9781236903433