Law Notes Volume 7

Law Notes Volume 7

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...black coat and trousers means that both shall be black.' ' Then, ' said Pottigrew, ' I call your hon0ur's attention to the fact that the sheriff of this Court is in contempt of its rules, for they require him to attend upon its sessions in a cocked hat and sword, and while his hat seems to be cocked his sword certainly is not.' The judge said no more about the trousers." False logic somewhere! But that sheriff might have easily brought himself within the rules by laying his hand on the hilt of the sword and depressing it: result, the point of the sword would have been "cocked" in the air. The Birmingham County Count Judge has delivered another blow at the "glove question." It will be within the recollection of our readers that in one of our past Numbers we stated that Lord Bramwell once sternly rebuked an official for telling a lady Witness to take off her glove before taking the oath. As long ago as 1858 his Lordship expressly stated that there was no reason why a witness should be required to remove " his" glove when taking the oath. The rule evidently applies to both males and females. Lord Bramwell is usually in his opinions in a minority of one; but common sense is certainly on his Lordship's side in this case. The Birmingham County Court Judge followed this ruling. The taking of the oath will lose half its terrors if one has no longer to seize and kiss a dirty little book which has been handled by dubiously clean-handed people for generations. Did Mr. Justice Kay, when at the Bar, ever put up for Rotherham? Did Rotherham have the bad taste to refuse to accept him as its parliamentary candidate? For the sake of his Lordship's education let us...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236888219
  • 9781236888211