Washington Law Review


You know, it is quite an occasion for a judge—at least that is the way I feel about it—to be invited to speak to a group of lawyers. You know, ordinarily the judge has a feeling that when he speaks, those of the lawyers who listen, listen by compulsion rather than by invitation; and I have some reason for feeling that way about it, because it seems to be my experience in the courtroom that the lawyers are quite jealous of their prerogative of monopolizing the conversation in the courtroom.

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