Frank, Jerome [1889-1957]. Courts on Trial: Myth and Reality in American Justice. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949. xii, 441 pp. Cloth in worn price-clipped dust jacket. $50. * First edition. In this work Frank stressed the uncertainties and fallibility of the judicial process. It was his most significant work after Law and the Modern Mind. Jerome New Frank (September 10, 1889 - January 13, 1957) was an American legal philosopher and author who played a leading role in the legal realism movement. He was Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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