Vanderbilt Law Review

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We do not lack first-rate proposals for court organization and administration and procedures that would befit a new day. Neither do we lack well-conceived plans for the selection and retention of judges that would attract able and independent men to the bench. Nevertheless, the few states that have undertaken substantial reforms are far outnumbered by those that have not. It is high time to inquire why there has been such a woeful lack of will in the legal profession throughout the country to have done with ways so antiquated as chronically to impede the just operation of the laws. It is a fair speculation that if bar associations were to unite wholeheartedly with judicial institutes and law school groups to follow up the splendid statements of Law Days with sustained efforts to achieve needed reforms, we would have them.