Battleground New Jersey: Vanderbilt, Hague and Their Fight for Justice

By Nelson Johnson, Rutgers University Press, 292 pages, $29.95

, New York Law Journal


In 1947, New Jersey created the foundation for its nationally acclaimed court system by drafting a completely new constitution during a dramatic summer convention at Rutgers University. In an instant, what had been one of the most convoluted and user-unfriendly legal networks in the country was transformed into a model of reform and accessibility.

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