DFP 3/14/63 anti Withey

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THE DIVISION OF MICHIGAN INTO TWO JUDICIAL DISTRICTS, We have delayed for some days the comments comments we intended to make npon the law passed at the heel of the last session of Con gress, dividing Michigan into two judicial districts, until we could collect some facts showing the real necessity of creating this additional court We have, from this exam ination and the incidental facts which have come to our knowledge, satisfied ourselves that there was not only no necessity what ever, but that our Senators well understood that the court was created for the purpose ol carrying out a contract made among politicians, politicians, and giving certain men office. We pass by in our comments the singularly singularly loose manner in which the act is framed, to the question of necessity. 1 he principal argument used by Senator Howard, in his place in- in- the Senate, was that his Honor Judge Wilkins is "literally occupied the whole year, early and late, in hearing and

Clipped from Detroit Free Press14 Mar 1863, SatPage 2

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)14 Mar 1863, SatPage 2
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