Religion: Mr. Taft's Parley

All the senior Federal Circuit Judges met in Washington at Chief Justice Taft's behest. They pondered the congestion of Federal Courts. They concluded that five additional Federal Judges are needed:

Two more for the Southern District of New York.

One more for the Northern District of Georgia.

Two more for the Eighth Circuit.*

Congestion in the Southern District of New York was to be expected because of the volume of commercial litigation in Manhattan. District Judges from California, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Alabama, New Jersey and other states have been sent there to stem the rising tide of cases...

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