JUDICIARY: Juvenile Judge Out

Last week the Colorado Supreme Court handed down a decision declaring that Benjamin Barr Lindsey was, on Nov. 4, 1924, illegally re-elected to the judgeship of the Denver Juvenile Court. An ouster impended.

The Denver Juvenile Court, if not the first in the world, was the first to have almost arbitrary powers—over parents as well as children—for aid or correction. Benjamin B. Lindsey was its "father" and has been its only judge. The important cases he has heard in a dim secluded office. They make good stories. The "trouble" is nearly always sex....

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