Reform of Lower Federal Courts

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Current Effort to Reform Federal Courts

Murphy's Investigation of Judicial Corruption

A Campaign to stamp out corruption in the federal judiciary and to increase the efficiency of judicial machinery has been undertaken within recent months by Attorney General Murphy. Addressing the annual conference of United States attorneys at Washington last April 19, Murphy described the campaign as a “broad endeavor to raise the entire judicial system to a new plane of competence, efficiency, and integrity—to purify it of every unwholesome tendency and practice.”

The Attorney General's effort grew out of the ...

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