Washington Law Review


The thesis of the present paper is that the future of law in this country is dependent upon the solution of the problem of international security and that without this solution we must expect to see a progressive decline in the rule of law and a probably unlimited growth at an increasingly rapid rate of official discretionary power with all the dangers to national liberty which such a development would entail. The problem springs from the effect of total war which itself has derived from the application of technological discoveries to war upon an anarchical world society, i. e., a world society lacking in adequate organs of government. One of four papers delivered at the Legal Institute of the Seattle Bar Association held at the University of Washington Law School on April 7, 1944.

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