"Administration of criminal justice is admittedly the weakest point in American polity"—so said Dean Pound of the Harvard Law School in his annual report. He recommended that a chair of Criminal Law be endowed. In Missouri, however, the legislature approaches the question with the legislative proclivity for more laws.

The lower house of the Missouri Legislature, last week, passed by vote of 101 to 15 a bill providing that person convicted of robbery in the first degree be sentenced, at the discretion of th trial judge, to hang, to life imprisonment or...

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