Rich Get Richer

As the figures of tax collections have become available, it has become apparent that the present administration inherited in 1933 a tax structure that, in terms of making that burden proportionate to ability to pay, had become out of balance even by the standards adopted during the preceding administration....

Consumer Protection by Government

These are not difficult days, measured by what we have gone through, and what other parts of the world are going through. But they are uncomfortable days, and they are days in which a portion of the population which needs protection as consumers, may equally need protection as holders of jobs. It seems unrealistic, therefore, to think of the interests of the consumer today except in relation to our whole economic situation.

Striking at the Roots of Crime

This evening's meeting is called under most appropriate leadership. Your Presiding Officer (Mrs. Roosevelt) has not only evidenced a desire to improve the lot of her fellow citizens but also a long established interest in improving the methods of correcting their delinquencies. Few of you realize, I suspect, that Mrs. Roosevelt has probably visited personally as many prisons as any woman in America.

Francis Biddle Honorary Address

I think it is some indication of the really revolutionary character of the New Deal that the Jacksons welcome the Biddles to Washington and the Biddles welcome the Jacksons to Philadelphia. I was willing to go a long way toward effecting this reconciliation and came here asking only a fair and open field, and supposing that Francis would not take advantage of my small-town background and imagination.

International Order

We are debtors to this captivating country and city, not only for a generous hospitality, but more importantly for an inspiring leadership. We lawyers from the United States value this opportunity to compare our own legal philosophy and institutions with those of other American commonwealths. You have no doubt been impressed with our modest habit of expounding our own law by a recital of some case we won.

The Churchman Address

The most fundamental certainty about the post-war world is in some ways the most discouraging one- it will be inhabited by people, mostly by the same people who populate it now. It is their suspicions and fears and ancient hatreds and conflicts in ambition and economic interest that have wrecked previous pans of world organization.

Liberian Anniversary Address

Many different reasons have led to the foundation of different new nations. Liberia is the only one that occurs to me as having been founded to ease a troubled national conscience. It is an outgrowth of the most deplorable chapter in American history-one which still leaves an ugly residue of misunderstanding between races and, to some extent, between sections or our country.

Serving the Administration of Criminal Justice

I am always glad to appear before any function of the American Bar Association because long before I went to Washington I was active in the Association and was honored by it. I was one of the last chairmen of the conference of Bar Association Delegates which evolved into the House of Delegates, and the work of this Association has always been of interest to me. I think every man owes his best efforts to his profession.

Functions of the Trust Company in the Field of Law

What has happened to those whom Woodrow Wilson called the " dwindling body of general practitioners, who used to be our statesmen"? A generation ago a lawyer was identified with the family fortunes, counseled the indiscreet youth, approved title to the new home that came with manhood, drew the articles of co-partnership or incorporation when a shop or store was acquired, collected the business accounts, drew the Will, handled settlement of the estate and then started over the same road with another generation.

Interest of the Department of Justice in Section 77B

The successful operation of the recently enacted corporation reorganization provisions of the Bankruptcy Act is a matter of interest and concern to the Department of Justice as well as to all other agencies interested in the proper administration of justice. The hopes held out by these sections that speedy, inexpensive and reasonably equitable reorganization of embarrassed corporations shall be possible is in the hands of the bench and bar.