Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Missouri Bar Association

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Missouri 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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...a revision was made by a joint committee of both houses of the General Assembly. This revision did not prove satisfactory, probably on account of the hurried manner in which the work was done. The revision of 1845 was prepared after two years labor of William B. Napton, William Scott and James S. Morrow. The ability and learning of its revisers are sufficient testimonials of the merit of this revision, which is excellent in every respect: it contains the first references to Supreme Court decisions. Following the course of its predecessor the Eighteenth General Assembly authorizes a commission consisting of Charles H. Hardin, John W. Reid and Thomas S. Richardson to compile and revise the statutes and report the result of their la I am indebted to the "Review of Legislation," by Mr. S. J. McCulloch for many facts in regard to the different revisions, supplemented by examinations of the Senate and House Journals and the archives at Jefferson City. bors at an adjourned session. This was done, received legislative approval and is known as the revision of 1855; it follows the general arrangement of former revisions and is not subject to substantial objections. The revision of 1865 was the work of a commission composed of Warren Currier, Walter Lovelace and C. C. Simmons. A new arrangement of the law was made, different from anything before attempted: it was called the "analytical" and has been commended by the curiously-minded as being more scientific than the alphabetical. Older members of the bar tell me that this arrangement caused much loss of time, was provocative of profanity and necessitated constant references to the index. The Constitution of 1865 having omitted the provision of the Constitution of 1820, more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510976
  • 9781236510976