Books: Law's Harmonizer

TREATISE ON EVIDENCE-John Henry Wigmore-Little, Brown (10 Vols. $100).

With all its imperfections, at which irreverent laymen are inclined to yah-yah, the English and American Common Law is the world's most sensitive instrument of justice. Its scales have been adjusted during more than 600 years of human experience with the same basic procedure: jury trial.b For the presentation of evidence, the raw material of justice, English law by the end of the 19th Century had arrived at a stable system of rules. Not so, however, U. S. law, which has not one but 50 legal systems (48 State courts,...

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