No claim is made, it is true, that pre-trial is the panacea for what ail the courts. But in adopting it, there seems to have been a haste which has bypassed the usual introspective examination characteristic of our judiciary. A critical examination, as seen by this writer, would take the form of two broad questions: One- Is pre-trial, viewed in the overall perspective of the administration of justice, a healthy additive to the courts? Two- If so, is it an end in itself, or is it simply one of a number of modernizing influences, without all of which it remains ineffectual?
Aaron Jacobson, Pre-trial in the Courts: An Opinion, 5 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 61 (1956)