Duquesne Law Review


Democratic institutions remain vigorous and effective only when governed by free men who willingly submit the structure and processes of government to critical examination. The judicial branch of government has willingly submitted itself to public scrutiny. More than that, members of the bench and bar have diligently and courageously examined and adopted needed changes and reforms in the system which they administer and hold in public trust. They have not been timid; their success is noteworthy. This success is immediately evidenced by the great efforts expended in drafting and revising the Judicial Code of the United States, the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Admiralty Rules and the success of the myriad task forces that have emulated these achievements by modernizing state procedures.

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