The Indiana Law Student Volume 1

The Indiana Law Student Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...less than thirty-five hundred dollars will win, and more than thirty-five hundred dollars will lose on the facts we have referred to. " e have considered this case at some length because it is so recent, so plain, and so marked an illustration of the legitimate fruits of two courts of last resort, and we may repeat that the fact that the latter opinion came from so eminent a jurist as Judge Reinhard, is: the best proof that it is the system and by no means the individual members of either court that is to be condemed. Many other cases might be cited, indeed such a system could not exist without such connicts. We have then no intention to criticize either of our courts as now constituted, and would not be construed in any sense intending this as a personal attack upon the Appellate Court, either existing or about to be elected. But nevertheless it is a fact that the law as laid down by our two courts on the matters of which they both have jurisdiction is lamentably unsettled and it is hardly necessary to predicate that so long as human nature remains as itis, so long as human judges may differ, and these differences, bad enough between individualmembers of the same court, are emphasized by the existence of two utterly independent courts without opportunity to confer, and with every influence as it: zow is to produce jealousy and misunderstanding, so long will such a Janus-faced judiciary only result in unsettling the law more and more as time goes by. And so we are firmly convimed that it is a demand both of public policy and of reason that our distinct Appellate Court be abolished, and that an amendment to the constitution be adopted with all possible speed, increasing the number of the Supreme judges until more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760522
  • 9781236760524