"FOR MY ESTEEMED COLLEAGUE": FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, OF DELIVERY OF JUSTICE: PROPOSALS FOR CHANGES TO IMPROVE THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN E. BURGER
BURGER, Warren E. Delivery of Justice. Proposals for Changes to Improve the Administration of Justice. St. Paul, Minnesota: College of William and Mary Press Marshall-Wythe School of Law and West, 1990. Quarto, original pictorial burgundy paper boards. $1100.
First edition, presentation copy, of this collection of Chief Justice Burger's thoughtful essays and remarks on justice in America, inscribed across the title page: "For my esteemed colleague Chief Justice ——, with all good wishes, Warren E. Burger."
In these collected essays and speeches, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Warren Burger proposes an innovative state-federal partnership to improve the administration of justice. In his 1969 remarks to the American Bar Association, Burger argued, "The courts of this country need management which busy and overworked judges, with vastly increased caseloads, cannot give. We need a corps of trained administrators or managers, just as hospitals found they needed them many years ago, to manage and direct the machinery so that judges can concentrate on their primary professional duty of judging… Such administrators do not now exist." This became one of the great causes of Burger's life. Here, Burger also delves into other concerning areas of the legal profession, offering his thoughts on the need for changes in legal education, legal philosophy, and crime and punishment.
Small closed tear to spine head. A very nearly fine inscribed copy.