American Bar Association Asks Legal Profession to Purge Communists From Ranks

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The House of Delegates of the American Bar Association unanimously approves, without any debate, a measure calling upon the legal profession to purge communists from its ranks.

The House of Delegates is the policy-making body for the bar association and is headed by Senator Herbert O'Connor of Maryland.

Ultimately it won't be possible to enforce this recommendation — not because of protests, which are slight and feeble, but rather simply because it would require too large a bureaucracy and would end up being too unreliable.

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Face to Face with Communism (1951)

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