National Affairs: COURT SYSTEM REFORM A PRESSING PROBLEM

JUSTICE," said Daniel Webster, "is the great interest of man on earth." But the focus of interest shifts. In Webster's day it centered on the courts; trials were closely watched, judges were appraised, lawyers had their bands of knowing followers. The present interest in justice is spotty. It concentrates on the detection of criminals, on new statutes, and on the public-welfare services encompassed by the phrase "social justice." The courts are so neglected by the educators, the press and the public that reporters covering a rare sensation, such as the Sheppard trial, find...

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