Case and Comment Volume 3

Case and Comment Volume 3

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...but that the final judgment rests, in every case decided, upon the examination by each member of the court of the record and briefs. Let me say that, during, my entire service in the Supreme Court, I have not known a single instance in which the court has determined a case meiely upon the report of one or more justices as to what was contained in the record and as to what question were properly presented by it. When you find an opinion of the court on file, and published, the profession have the right to take it as expressing the deliberate views of the court, based upon a careful examination of the records and briefs by each justice participating in the judgment." Exaggerated Dangers. The bogey of socialism is frightening many people. Some see the specter at every step of progress. They are alarmed at any new measure, even when it is the logical development of old principles. If they feel a foggy dislike of any proposition against which they can have no sound reason, they assail it as socialistic. Even free text-books for needy pupils in public schools were denounced as socialism by a late newspaper editorial. So tight-fisted taxpayers used to clamor against free schools. Such people, when they are honest in their theories and not merely stingy, are like the Chinese in slavishly copying the past. In their thought, the spirit of progress, which in past times has lifted the world out of barbarism, has now become petrified. They fear any signs of life and growth in the social organism, not because they deem the present condition perfect, but because they have no healthy human faith in the future. Most of the propositions called socialistic involve no new principles of government, but only debatable questions of policy. Thus, the decision as to...
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512480
  • 9781236512482