Vanderbilt Law Review


Harold W. Chase

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In the long run, the Report of the Special Committee on the Federal Loyalty-Security Program of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York will undoubtedly have a profound effect on the national government's complex of programs designed to ferret "security risks" out of government, industrial and maritime jobs. Indeed, the short-run impact has been impressive....

In sum and substance this is a very fine report, my own criticisms notwithstanding. In addition to the portions of the report discussed in detail above there are excellent chapters on the issues involved, the Communist threat, the operation of the current programs and an excellent appendix which includes statistics on the programs, important statutes, orders and regulations. This report should be studied by all lawyers and others interested in conserving our great Anglo-Saxon tradition of freedom and justice.