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Many persons and groups do not hesitate to use their influence to persuade agencies of government to make decisions which they like. Of course, if reasonably regulated and ethically done, this is not only proper but often desirable even if the parties have axes of their own to grind. Lobbying before Congress and the bureaucracy was never on such a widespread scale as in the period since the war. It has been a time of great public confusion on both national and international issues, and great economic and social values have been at stake. The astronomical federal budget and the post-war tensions in our foreign affairs have brought the lobbyists to Washington by the thousands. Vast sums and powerful organizations are behind them and whether they utilize mink coats and deep-freezers or employ more ethical methods, they are effective forces in molding our post-war nation.

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Lobbyists Before the Court (with E. D. Etherington), 101 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1172 (1953)

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