Indiana Law Journal

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7 Indiana Law Journal 405 (1932)


The popularly named "Universal Draft" bill espoused by the American Legion was the occasion of extended hearings before the War Policies Commission in March, 1931. During those hearings many questions were raised concerning the powers of the Congress and of the President. The material of this article was incorporated in a memorandum prepared and filed in response to those questions by Mr. McNutt, Mr. O'Neil and Colonel Robbins, acting on behalf of the American Legion. Mr. McNutt and Mr. O'Neil are Past National Commanders of the Legion and are members of the Indiana and Nebraska bars, respectively. Colonel Robbins is Chairman of the National Defense Committee, former Assistant Secretary of War, and a member of the Iowa bar.