The issue regarded most seriously was, of course, the proposed increase of the Supreme Court, and, a bit more incidentally, the changes of the lower Federal Courts. Against such an increase the American Bar Association was emphatic. Thirteen out of every fifteen members said no such result can be permitted. This issue is the only one which gets much attention from the public. However serious the other considerations may be, the lay citizens of the United States can think only of the necessity of protection to their Supreme Court. Our influence in this situation must of necessity be great. Whatever the people may think of us, ordinarily, as a class, one can hardly doubt but that in this crisis they wish our advice and help. They must have it and have it abundantly.
F. H. Stinchfield,
State Bar Journal,
The American Bar and the Supreme Court Proposal,
12 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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