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Published by The Center in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Compromise (Law) -- United States.,
  • Judges -- United States.

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Statementby the Honorable Frederick B. Lacey ; presented at a Seminar For Newly Appointed Judges ; sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center, September 26, 1977.
SeriesEducation and training series ;, 77-7, Education and training series (Federal Judicial Center) ;, 77-7.
ContributionsFederal Judicial Center., Seminar For Newly Appointed Judges (1977 : Federal Judicial Center)
LC ClassificationsKF9084.Z9 L32 1977
The Physical Object
Pagination26 p. ;
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2817945M
LC Control Number83602854

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