Courts: Lest the World Forget

Judicial reform in New Hampshire has done away with the state's many little municipal courts. But Amherst Justice Charles L. Lincoln was worried lest the world forget the drama that took place in his courtroom. Thus, the highlights of 14 years are immortalized in his final report to the town (pop. 2,051).

"At various times," the judge recalls, "the court has witnessed the collapse of a chair under the weight of a state trooper," while "the justice got the zipper on his gown caught in his tie and sat out an entire session...

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