Books: Due Process

THE JUST AND THE UNJUST — James Gould Cozzens — Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).

This story of a three-day murder trial in a small U.S. county seat is as skillfully served up as The Postman Always Rings Twice, and a lot more nutritious. As an unusually natural history of the public and private behavior of lawyers, it is shrewd, entertaining, instructive. As a study of the meaning and function of law and justice in an average U.S. community, especially of the ways in which law and the community interact, it is exciting and complex....

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