A Constitutional Charge and a Comparative Vision to Substantially Expand and Subject Matter Specialize the Federal Judiciary: A Preliminary Blueprint for Remodeling our National Houses of Justice and Establishing a Separate System of Federal Criminal Courts

Victor Williams, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law


This Article seeks to examine the difficult future facing our federal judicial system, to analyze the constitutional mandate of our national courts, and to explore from a comparativist perspective the possibility of a substantial expansion and subject matter specialization of our national court system. As a beginning place for such specialization, this Article recommends that Congress "ordain and establish" a new, separate national criminal court system.