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8 Third Branch 1 (1976)

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BMfewi Of fth Federal Coits

VOL. 8, NO. 1

Published by the Administrative Office of the U.S.Courts and the Federal Judicial Cen~r ,

In his year-end report on the condition of the federal judiciary,
The Chief Justice called for an Increase In the number of federal
judges, a reduction In the jurisdiction of federal courts and an
Increase in judicial salaries.
The Chief Justice reported that The Judicial system by and
large, however, is working well, and this is reflected In the relatively
high popular esteem of the courts. The faults and frailties of our
judicial branch are, for the most part, recognized and correctable-
and there is much activity toward Improvement.
He made these points to illustrate  States District Courts, making
the increasing burden on the      an average of 402 cases per
federal courts:                  judgeship, an unrealistic num-
 In fiscal year 1975, 160,602 new  ber for one judge while in 1970,
cases were filed in the United         (See REPORT page 2)



(For story on Judge Friendly's lec-
ture, see page 3.)


The first Director of the Adminis-
trative Office of U.S. Courts, Henry
P. Chandler, 95, died December 12
in Bethesda, Maryland.
An honors graduate of Harvard in
1901, he joined the faculty of the
University of Chicago where he
taught English and also served as
Secretary to the President of the
University. After graduating from
the University's law School in 1906,
he entered private practice In
Chicago and remained with the
same firm until the late Chief
Justice Charles Evans Hughes
selected him to become the first

Director of the A.0. He served
under four Chief Justices until his
196 retirement.
The current Director of the A.O.,
Rowand F. Kirks, said, Henry P.
Chandler was one of the finest men
to serve the federal judicial system.
As the first Director of the Adminis-
trative Office, he served as a model
for his successors.
While in Chicago, Mr. Chandler
was President of the Chicago Bar
Association, 1938-1939, and partici-
pated in a host of community
projects. He took a special interest
(See CHANDLER page 2)


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