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