Law: Lazy Judges

In New York, the legal world has been exercised by the statement of one Meier Steinbrink, that "many of the Supreme Court judges in Brooklyn and Manhattan are lazy." Mr. Steinbrink, in a published interview, went on to say that many of the judges were "not worth $1,700 a year as law clerks instead of the $17,500 they are receiving as judges." It was at once proposed that the Brooklyn Bar Association investigate these charges, but Edward J. Byrne, its president, stated such an investigation would be futile as "laziness was a...

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