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1932

Yale Law School

Legal Profession

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From Indictment To Information -- Implications Of The Shift, George H. Dession Dec 1932

From Indictment To Information -- Implications Of The Shift, George H. Dession

Faculty Scholarship Series

RECALLING Bentham's assertion that the grand jury had been per-forming no useful function since the beginning of modern prosecu-tion, and remarking the unanimity of modern expert studies to the same effect, the Report on Prosecution by the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement concludes:

"that under modern conditions the grand jury is seldom better than a rubber stamp of the prosecuting attorney and has ceased to perform or be needed for the function for which it was established and for which it was retained throughout the centuries; that .... an unnecessary work burden upon the administration of justice .... should ...


Judicial Organization And Procedure, Walter F. Dodd Jan 1932

Judicial Organization And Procedure, Walter F. Dodd

Faculty Scholarship Series

The Self-Governing Bar. "In the large city of today, there are thousands
of lawyers, but there is no bar."' With this remark, Roscoe Pound
five years ago called attention to the situation which had resulted in the
United States from the absence of a corporate profession equipped to administer discipline and govern itself. The presence in all communities of
lawyers whose character or equipment rendered them unfit to practice
had brought the entire profession into disrepute and had contributed
largely to the encroachment of banks, trust companies, and other lay
agencies upon the legal field. Absence of adequate organization representative ...