Uniform System of Bankruptcy; Hearings, Sixty-Seventh Congress, Second Session, on S. 2921. March 1, 1922

Uniform System of Bankruptcy; Hearings, Sixty-Seventh Congress, Second Session, on S. 2921. March 1, 1922

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... as to the possibility of eliminating private bets, but it seems to me that every sane, fair, honest man must be opposed to the business of soliciting and promoting gambling, and it is in that interest that I urge your committee, in whom we have every confidence, to report this bill favorably and urge a speedy action of the Senate, in order that one of the greatest threats to business, as well as to human honesty, may be eliminated as speedily as possible. Senator Sterling. Doctor, your State legislation-, then, does not in terms prohibit private betting? Mr. Chase. No, sir. Senator Sterling. To what extent is your law, as it is enacted, enforced in the State of New York? It does prohibit soliciting and bookmaking, etc.? Mr. Chase. Yes; the law is very clear, and the court decisions have been established so that the law clearly and definitely forbids bookmaking, whether it is written or oral. The first law that was enacted forbade bookmaking; and then through some court decisions it was declared legal to have bookmaking provided it was oral. When you made a book it was held you had to write something. The bookmaker then must be somebody who had written down a book of those bets. The first law was in 1908. The second was in 1910. The law of 1910 forbade bookmaking with or without writing. Then there came later a decision--Judge Scudder gave it--in which he contended that, certain things must be proved in order to convict a man of bookmaking. He said that it must be shown that a man was a professional bookmaker; that making a book once did not make him a bookmaker; and the word "engaged' he held meant more than one operation; as if you would say that a man engaged in thieving--if you caught him once, he was not a thief; you had to wait until...show more

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  • Paperback | 584 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,030g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648617
  • 9781236648617