Report of the West Virginia Bar Association; Including Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 3

Report of the West Virginia Bar Association; Including Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 3

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... be steered through or around the vast accumulation of private measures, and they should be gratefully honored for that much greater service of preventing the many iniquitous jobs that clog the calendar and cloak corruption We have many pure and good men in the Legislature. They need no enconium; and all are requited. May their opponents be fewer, and their number increase! We have no quarrrel with them. Our care shall be rather devoted to the sick than to the well; but the assembly as an aggregate is held in light esteem--not wholly unmerited. Now, brethren, don't suppose that I am seeking to rival Jeremiah. We court frank expression. We have established a Parliament for free discussion. Why not be plain even in bandling the unpalatable? In every state bar association the same pledge in substance has been made, to reach and remedy evils which are a reproach to good government or bring the law into contempt. At the root lies the question of the ballot! Mr Gladstone reckoned the Federal Constitution the first product of the age; yet, it was in advance of anything before attempted. Our founders had improved on all the past. Since they have passed away, a progressive evolution has in our newer states stepped beyond bounds that once seemed firmly set, and has broken away from difficulties that hedge and perplex older societies. As experience has ceased to be shocked, and as demonstration has silenced evil prophecy, some of the principles made law in our newer states have been grafted upon the older; and even protid old England, aroused by her lawyers, has begun to avail herself of the fruits of success worked out on our sparsely peopled plains. May it not be that from far Australia, latest in expedients, shall come the outline of a Ballot Reform more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236577795
  • 9781236577795