How the public views the state courts a 1999 national survey

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Published by National Center for State Courts, The Hearst Corporation in Williamsburg, VA (300 Newport Ave., Williamsburg 23187), New York (959 Eighth Ave., New York 10019) .

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Statementby the National Center for State Courts ; funded by the Hearst Corporation.
ContributionsNational Center for State Courts., Hearst Corporation.
LC ClassificationsKF8736 .H65 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination43 p. :
Number of Pages43
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Open LibraryOL6806330M
LC Control Number00269613

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