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By George Martin

ISBN-10: 0823217353

ISBN-13: 9780823217359

Greater than a century in the past over 2 hundred top legal professionals met in a schoolroom on 5th street and Twenty-Sixth highway to arrange the organization of the Bar of the town of recent York. They have been sizzling with reform and with the edge disgrace. Boss Tweed and his cronies weren't merely robbing the city's treasury, yet, worse, have been additionally corrupting the courts and judges. Boss Tweed and his gang have been routed yet no longer with no lengthy fight and assistance from many others within the urban. given that that historic victory, the organization has taken up different reasons and conflicts,sometimes with large luck, occasionally failing, yet carrying on with a wide selection of actions with unabated zeal. George Martin tells of those struggles during this quantity. it's the tale of the organization via occasions of turbulence and instances of hassle, together with the well-known March on Washington, the toppling of Mayor Jimmie Walker lower than the pass judgement on Seabury research, and the Joseph McCarthy period. George Martin has introduced those nice occasions and a couple of no much less attention-grabbing footnotes to background alive in explanations and Conflicts via those many vignettes concerning the institutions' leaders.

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Guthrie as president and as a man. The movement for an integrated bar in the state and its defeat. Chapter 15 224 Hughes as president. The bankruptcy investigation. Mayor Walker and Boss Curry. The Association under Burlingham investigates Magistrate Vitale. The first Seabury investigation: the Page xii Magistrates' Courts. Kresel. The second Seabury investigation: the district attorney of New York County. The third: Mayor Walker. Personalities and politics: Roosevelt's role, Seabury's and Burlingham's.

But nothing came of the article, beyond more talk. 2 The following year one of the city's most distinguished lawyers, James T. Brady, caused a sensation in legal and political circles when one day he lost his temper in court. He had been cross-examining a receiver appointed by Judge Barnard in a hearing before the judge and had grown exasperated at the way Barnard constantly helped his appointee to evade the questions. Finally Brady turned directly to Barnard and, with arm pointed at him and in a ringing voice, all but accused him of joint corruption with the receiver.

Chief among these were Merrell E. , Edward J. Dimock, Henry N. Ess, III, Roger B. Hunting, Theodore Pearson and Harrison Tweed. Three members of the staff have been particularly helpful: Paul B. De Witt, the executive secretary, Anthony P. Grech, the librarian, and John G. Bonomi, chief counsel of the committee on grievances. Without them the book would be considerably less interesting and less accurate. Others outside the Association who have contributed something important to the book are Mary Barnett, who did much of the research for Chapters 14 through 18; Elliott B.

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