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The secretary to Governor Allen, of Topeka, writes to Orville Buckles, of Millikan University, Decatur, Illinois, on behalf of the governor. The letter is written in response to a letter from Mr. Buckles where the new industrial court has been referred to as an arbitration board. The secretary tells Mr. Buckles the new law has gotten "entirely away from the theory and principle of arbitration. It is a court of adjudication dealing with industrial disputes." Information about the newly created Court of Industrial Relations in Kansas traveled quickly across the country, creating controversy and curiosity about its purpose. Though the court was involved in many labor disputes, its time in power was short lived when in 1923 it was declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court.

Creator: Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950
Date: March 12, 1920

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Item Number: 212126
Call Number: Governors Office Governor Henry Allen Box 11 Court of Industrial relations File B
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212126

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