August at Washington, the U. S. Supreme Court last week closed oral arguments until October.
Eugenists cheered, sentimentalists were vexed when Mr. Associate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said: "Three generations of imbeciles are enough"; read a decision upholding the Virginia law for sterilization of mental defectives.
The guardian of one Carrie
Buck, 21, feeble-minded state asylum inmate, with a feeble-minded mother and a feeble-minded illegitimate child, protested sterilization proceedings against her. Counsel argued that sterilization was never justifiable, that Miss Buck was being discriminated against since many a feeble-minded woman not under...