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Attorney General's Letter

Classification: Court Packing
Date: February 5, 1937
Author: Cummings, Homer S.
Type: Letter

Delay in the administration of justice is the outstanding defect of our Federal judicial system. It has been a cause of concern to practically every one of my predecessors in office. It has exasperated the bench, the bar, the business community and the pu

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Notes: The Attorney General's letter accompanied President Roosevelt's Judicial Branch Reorganization Plan, sent to Congress on the same day.