Supreme Court’s Construction of the Federal Constitution in 1920-1921

This review of Supreme Court decisions on constitutional law during the October Term of 1920 follows the plan of its predecessors.’ Its aim is the modest one of exposing the precise points decided and the precise or unprecise reasons given in support of the results reached. A valiant effort is made to refrain from criticism or from adding anything to the contributions of the judges. In the footnotes are assembled references to discussions of the cases reviewed in the text and of other issues of constitutional law considered in recognized law journals from October, 1920, to October, 1921. No effort has been made to sift the chaff from the wheat except to exclude references to mere news items in commercial periodicals.