West Publishing Co's Docket Volume 3

West Publishing Co's Docket Volume 3

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Supreme Court has become so fateful that the effects of many of its decisions upon the welfare of our country are as great as would be the results of decisive battles in a great war. It must be obvious, I think, that no judge, with _that sense of the responsibility and duty to his country which every Supreme Court judge may be assumed to have, would participate in the deciding of such great cases without making the most painstaking and exhaustive examination of them of which he is capable, and that men upon whom such responsible duties rest should not be harassed and annoyed by the investigation of trifling and unimportant cases. Their time and strength should be reserved and conserved for use in the investigation and decision of those questions of public interest and impor-' tance which are constantly coming before them. Thus l come to the purpose of this discussion, which is to say that I think it is the duty of every American lawyer, not to the Supreme Court, but to his country, before he decides to pursue a cause into the highest court of the land. to ask himself candidly, as a citizen rather than as an advocate, whether the case is of sufliciqt general importance to justify his calling it to the attention of, and of his imposing the labor of an examination of it upon, a court primarily organized to deal with matters of the greatest public concem, especially now, when all the world knows that it is no longer humanly possible for that court to keep abreast ol its docket in this rapidly growing country of ours, with its constantly expanding commercial and political activities.. While Congress from time to time has restricted the character of cases which may be taken to the Supreme Court, it yet remains certainly true that, for...show more

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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 522g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894820
  • 9781236894823