Questioned by senate Judiciary subcommittee. Washington, D.C., Dec. 4. Prof. Henry W. Edgerton, (right) recently nominated by President Roosevelt for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, as he appeared at the Capitol for questioning by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee in regard to whether he opposed the rights of courts to declare acts of Congress invalid. He stated that as a judge, he would not hesitate to declare a law unconstitutional if he believed it to be. On the left is Senator Burke of Nebraska, who was responsible for having Edgerton appear before the committee, and Joseph Keenan, Special Assistant to the Attorney General. 12437
Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection.
Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.
General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec
Temp. note: Batch five.
The Harris & Ewing, Inc. Collection of photographic negatives includes glass and film negatives taken by Harris & Ewing, Inc., which provide excellent coverage of Washington people, events, and architecture, during the period 1905-1945. Harris & Ewing, Inc., gave its collection of negatives to the Library in 1955. The Library retained about 50,000 news photographs and 20,000 studio portraits of notable people. Approximately 28,000 negatives have been processed and are available online. (About 42,000 negatives still need to be indexed.)