Harry Kalven on George Anastaplo’s Bar Admission Case

Professor Harry Kalven, Jr. had been one of George Anastaplo’s teachers at the University of Chicago Law School (1948-1951).

The passage set fourth below is taken from Harry Kalven, Jr., A Worthy Tradition:  Freedom of Speech in America, edited by Jamie Kalven (New York: Harper & Row, 1988)

It is sufficient to say in answer to the first contention that even though the Committee already had before it substantial character evidence altogether favorable to Anastaplo, there is nothing in the Federal Constitution which required the Committee to draw the curtain upon its investigation at that point.  It had the right to supplement that evidence and to test the applicant’s own credibility by interrogating him.  Complete Article

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