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40 Yale Law Journal 1343 (1931)


Judge Brinton has made an exhaustive, yet concise and well organized, study, the first of its kind in English, of the history, functions, and practical operation of the Courts. He has done it with the eye of a historian, statesman, and legal technician. Both the external and the internal history of the Courts interest him. He describes, with some admiration, the simplicity of the Courts' procedure and some of their more important decisions in various branches of the law. Hardly any aspect of the Courts' functions has been left unmentioned by the author. He has undertaken the task manifestly con anmore and yet critically, and has done it exceptionally well. The appendices collect valuable data on the Mixed Courts, including a selective bibliography, with descriptive comment, not readily to be found elsewhere. Not the least attractive feature of this informative work is the literary form and clarity of its expression.

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