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AMERICAN Law Review.

JULY-AUGUST, 1916.

RECALL OF JUDGES AND JUDICIAL

INDEPENDENCE.

The New York State Bar Association is manifesting an interest in the forward-looking movements which have taken deep root in our country within the past few years and are making for better conditions, better laws, better administration of the laws; for a better government, and for a better country in which to live. This interest consists in the appointment of a Standing Committee of five members of the Bar Association to investigate regarding, and to report upon, designated phases of the new and progressive doctrines and accomplishments, and particularly as they affect the courts and the administration of justice in the courts.

As a preliminary to their serious work this Standing Committee is wont to prepare and scatter broadcast questionaires,requesting the favor of a reply from the persons to whom they are sent. Just what aid the Committee derive from this method of proceeding, or how far they consider themselves bound by, or are governed by the replies received, in their deliberations and in making their report, is not disclosed. Upon the coming in of the report of the Standing Committee at the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association, resolutions are passed approving the sugVOL. L.

31

(481)

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