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It is indeed a pleasure to journey to this great University, to renew ties with the distinguished scholars of your faculty, and to speak to you on matters of abiding legal and public interest. What I intend to discuss here concerns the two greatest interests of my professional life: the improvement of the administration of justice under professional leadership, notably that of the federal courts; and the aspiration for and ever-growing accomplishment of national unity for our country wherein the participating assistance of the federal courts is a major factor.

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Federal Procedural Reform and States’ Rights, 40 Texas Law Review 211 (1961)

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