The Right of Petition

Archive Report


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Richard M. Boeckel, Editor.

Copyright, 1938, Editorial Research Reports 1013 Thirteenth Street, N. W. Washington

New Manner of Exercising Right of Pettion

When opponents of the administration's bill for reorganization of federal administrative agencies recently bombarded members of Congress with protesting telegrams and letters, they were in effect exercising the ancient right of petition recognized for centuries in England and guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. This right was exercised in earlier times by submission to the legislative body of formal petitions for redress of grievances. It ...

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