Washington Law Review


Provocative, but wholesomely so, is this penetrating and ably written commentary (of moderate length) on the present state of the administration of justice in the United States. One almost hesitates to denominate the author a layman, because his qualifications as one of the foremost document specialists of all time have taken him, during a period of over forty years, into the courts of forty-three states and into nearly every province of Canada. So, as Dean Wigmore observes in the introduction to the volume, he is a very wise layman. At the same time, our author enjoys a position of detachment and can view the functioning of our courts with an objectivity perhaps difficult of attainment by the equally well informed advocate.

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