Judges: Into the Bog of Clogged Courts

As part of his duties as Chief Justice of the U.S., Earl Warren is responsible for the administration of the entire fed eral court system. It is a job of immense frustration. Some courts have been swamped by the growing crime rate, all of them must struggle to cope with the increasing number of Americans who sue to settle a dispute. Yet in the past five years, only 35 new district judgeships have been added to the existing 307 to deal with the greater work load. The result is anything but speedy trial—particularly in the large urban areas. "Insufferable...