Proceedings and Committee Reports Volume 41

Proceedings and Committee Reports Volume 41

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: Mr..lar_tin Conboy, of the New jersey and New"-5ork' bars, on-the'opi-.r:1tim1 of-the New jersey iAdf.w'-An-nails of American Acmlcmy of Political and Social Science, September, l9l7. 5 ' 1' f '-'I., ' l ' l can do so even under a Short Practice Act. We respectfully submit that under the operation of the scheme of Masters no such delay could be secured, if the Master were alert, conscientious and keenly aware of the dignity and importance of his office. But we are satisfied that the Short Practice Act recommended by the subcommittee of the New York County Lawyers' Association is an improvement upon prior models, so far as the State of New York is concerned, but we urge that a sympathetic and intelligent blue pencil could accomplish in several other of the sections a satisfactory condensation in volume. The inquiry must be when the Legislature comes to deal with the enactment of a Short Practice Act, "To what extent shall the people through their representatives in the Legislature let go of their control of the administration of justice?" The unfortunate feature of this inquiry is exactly the same as was pointed out by Mr. Rufus Choate in discussing the question of an appointive judiciary. The rights of the people to control are not to be divested. The people are simply committing to trained and intelligent agents, to wit: the judiciary of the State, the doing of this specific task of regulating procedure. The people are vesting in public service commissions and workmen's compensation boards and in other boards and agencies, their various powers of regulation---some powers quasi-judicial, some in aid of the executive, some purely administrative--but all of them powers intended to more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905148
  • 9781236905147