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Northwestern University School of Law




Bureaucracy is a favorite target for criticism from the left and the right. Bureaucratization of an organization is claimed to cause excessive reliance upon rigid rules or the absence of rules altogether.' Few people want to be part of a large bureaucracy and fewer still want to depend on a bureaucracy for important benefits or policymaking. In recent years, the business of the federal judiciary has increased dramatically. Congress has attempted to meet the rising caseload by increasing the number of federal judges and assistants. As the federal court system becomes more and more like administrative bureaucracies, the question has arisen whether an increasingly bureaucratized federal judiciary can continue to fulfill its basic functions.

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