Law: Crime, Rex

It is seldom nowadays that distinguished lawyers are criminal lawyers. The big fees and the prestige result from study and practice of corporation law, estate law, banking law and to a less extent divorce law. Criminal law is a subject left to the unscrupulous shyster, the political heeler, the occasional social reformer or great charlatan or utter cynic. It has been remarkable, therefore, to watch the increasing emphasis which the American Bar Association has felt it should lay, at its distinguished annual conventions, upon the criminal tendencies and condition of the land....

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