Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
In 1957, the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee hired an expert on government administrative agencies to head the investigate staff of its Special Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight. That expert, Bernard Schwartz, New York University Professor, believed the Subcommittee intended to check on the sort of job the independent administrative agencies were doing. When he began to uncover evidence of misconduct in the agencies, however, he learned that the commerce committee had no such intention. Schwartz then realized that he had been hired as a "harmless, academic type" who could be counted on to confine himself to "ivory tower legal theory" without delving into embarrassing practical matters.
Blue, Mary I., "The careers and qualifications of members of the Federal Communications Commission, 1961 to 1976." (1980). Student Work. 1174.
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