Annual Report - Colorado Bar Association

Annual Report - Colorado Bar Association

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...anarchy. The chief conspirator was proclaimed the George Washington by some, and the Abraham Lincoln by others. Excitement ran high. The Constitution was appealed to. The Supreme Court held the legislation valid. Then there was denunciation. Statesmen and lawyers wrangled. But two years ago in your own State, before the American Bar Association, the members re-argued it, without conclusion. A distinguished member of the Bar, who broke with his party in Congress, and spoke and voted against the measure, came nearly across the Continent, feeling that he might get some relief from his mental anguish by appealing from the decision of the Supreme Court, first to the American Bar, and then to public opinion. But public opinion, which in the end settles all matters right, has already affirmed the Court, with but few dissents, and those in a very low tone of voice. Civilization has moved on, and will continue to move on. That the Courts make mistakes all concede. But in the main, in the end, the Appellate Courts are generally right. They are a powerful agency in the upholding and in the advancement of civilization. They are wonderfully aided, and almost inspired by the Bar. And out of all these things there is. no cause for alarm. The pessimist can serve no useful purpose in this country other than to spur on the optimist. The fault-finder will be sent first to the rear, and then to the hospital. Time is too short, and v?e have too much to do, to wait for the laggard and the grumbler and scolder. Our country was never more prosperous, materially, religiously, and intellectually, than it is to-day. It will be more so to-morrow, and still more so the next clay. We have our glorious Constitution, with the thirteen amendments. Then perhaps best of all we...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665163
  • 9781236665164