Quibbling and Quarreling

Colonel William Mitchell, under court martial (TIME, Nov. 9 et seq.) , saw hot times in court last week. It seemed that the legal machinery developed more friction than efficiency. The lawyers of the defense and the prosecution objected and objected to their opponents' course. In a goodly number of cases the prosecution was overruled, and there were persons to remark that, however able the Army's trial judge advocates might be, they had not distinguished themselves as trial lawyers.

The cross-examination of Colonel Mitchell was completed....

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