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Fair Trial
Fair Trial
By Richard B. Morris
Knopf, 1952, 494 pp

Fourteen criminal cases, from the trial of Anne Hutchinson in 1637 to that of Alger Hiss, all concerned with the question, did the accused receive a fair trial? A valuable analysis of the development of this important aspect of American legal procedure. Because of the current notoriety of the Hiss case its inclusion is something of a distraction in the development of the author's essentially historical theme.