Law: Federal Justice

The task of advising the President in matters of law and defending the U. S.

in the Supreme Court was delegated to the Attorney General by the Judiciary Act of 1789. First Attorney General was elo quent, dark-eyed Edmund Randolph, George Washington's Virginia lawyer, whose record of attainment at 36 was fabulous. Asked by Congress for recommendations on how to better the administration of justice, Lawyer Randolph industriously analyzed the defects of the original Judiciary Act, suggested changes.

He found the Act did not distinguish be tween the jurisdiction of Federal and State...

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