JUDICIARY: Speedy Justice

Although he was the first overage Supreme Court Justice to retire under last year's amendment to the judicial code, 78-year-old Willis Van Devanter deeply resented Franklin Roosevelt's implication that judicial gaffers were responsible for slowing up Federal court procedure. Last week, recalled to help clear the docket of the U. S. District Court for southern New York, Gaffer Van Devanter took the opportunity to put on a burst of speed that left habitues of the lower courts agape.

First defendants to file before sharp-eyed Willis Van Devanter in 28 years were a...

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