CRIME: A. B. A. & Federalization

With a money-interest in crime, most U. S. criminal lawyers bitterly oppose any legal reforms which might reduce their clients' chances to keep out of prison. Few of these criminal lawyers belong to bar associations. Nevertheless bar association members often become, for other reasons, the crook-defenders' allies in fighting major changes of the criminal code. Where the criminal lawyer is thinking of his bread & butter, his more respectable and conservative colleague is think- ing of the Constitution. Last week the American Bar Association's 56th annual convention at Grand Rapids was thrown into...

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