The Monthly Law Reporter Volume 6

The Monthly Law Reporter Volume 6

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...of Columbia, in and for the County of Washington. "The laintitf in error filed an order in writing, irecting the clerk to dismiss this suit, it is thereupon now here considered ordered and adjudged by this court that this Writ of Error be and the same is hereby dismissed with costs." Now, one of two things--either this utterly useless matter is crammed into the volume for the purpose of making a book which the profession is to be compelled to buy--or else it is inserted from an excessive and unpardonable indifference to the true objects of a volume of reports. We do not know and do not care which is the real reason. Our only concern is with the honor and interest of the profession, and of that tribunal which is the coping stone of our whole judicial system. We do not desire to see the reports of a court, illustrated by so much learning and virtue, become a byword and laughing stock. It would be abundantly easy to furnish multitudinous proof of this same negligence. In the case of Morris v. Nixon, p. 118, the points of the appellees are altogether omitted, the more inexcusable an oversight as the judgment was reversed. In addition to all this, we are favored with the reporter's oath of office--as if the book were a custom house manifest. Why not insert verbatim and literatim the oaths taken by the forty-two attorneys admitted at the January term? And next follows the learned gentleman's card, in which, after making some apology for the extraordinary, incongruous, and ill-digested materials, contained in the volume, the reporter " avails himself of this opportunity to tender his professional services in arguing cases before the Supreme Court. Cases are often brought up from district courts, and from the uncertainty...show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843312
  • 9781236843319