JUDICIARY: Law, Liquor, Lag

A prime argument against Prohibition was that it choked Federal courts with thousands upon thousands of new criminal cases, made it impossible for those courts to administer justice with reasonable care and dispatch. Last week, following the annual Conference of Senior Circuit Judges, Chief Justice Hughes reported that Repeal had not appreciably eased Federal court burdens. Prohibition cases had simply been replaced by liquor revenue cases. As of June 30, declared the Chief Justice, some 2,400 fewer cases were piled up in Federal district courts than at that time last year...

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