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  1. What does the debate over the "anti-McCarthy amendment" reveal about the differences in legal protection between a court of law and a politically run legislative hearing?
  2. Is there any evidence to indicate that those opposed to the amendment were McCarthy supporters?
  3. Why did the term "due process" spark such a debate among the lawyers?
  4. What do you make of Buckalew's argument that the amendment was "completely unenforceable"? Did Victor Rivers agree that it was?
  5. To what extent does this debate reveal a fundamental weakness of democracy and majority rule?