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Proceedings of the Oregon Bar Association at Its Annual Meeting (Volume 14-16) (Paperback) Loot Price: R392
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Proceedings of the Oregon Bar Association at Its Annual Meeting (Volume 14-16) (Paperback): Oregon Bar Association Meeting
Proceedings of the Oregon Bar Association at Its Annual Meeting (Volume 14-16) (Paperback): Oregon Bar Association Meeting

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Proceedings of the Oregon Bar Association at Its Annual Meeting (Volume 14-16) (Paperback)

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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. Excerpt: ... OFFICIAL REPORTING OF LAW OPINIONS. By Robert G. Morrow, Esq. Mr. President and Gentlemen: An eminent authority tells us that the perception of the necessity and purpose of reports was of slow growth. Before the Norman conquest, by as many as 300 years, memorials of litigation had been kept, but they were not prepared by persons skilled in the art of law, and even much later what are known as Court Rolls were practically intended to accomplish the purpose now obtained by judgment dockets. It is generally considered that the first books to approximate what we know as reports are the Year Books, which were commenced about the middle of the reign of Edward I. Lord Westbury says that the introduction of the Year Books was the beginning of the practice of appealing to former decisions as authority for the determination of subsequent similar cases, thus originating the striking peculiarity of law courts among English speaking peoples--the authority of precedent, a practice that is to this day almost unknown elsewhere. In Continental Europe the text writer occupies a far higher position than he does in the United States, for there the courts rely largely upon the authority of law treatises. Not being an extensive linguist, I have not read an appreciable number of the foreign decisions, but I am persuaded that unless there is in Europe a much more learned class of law writers than we have r in the United States, the courts are very likely to find themselves in embarrassing positions by relying upon the opinion of these learned gentlemen. Text books in the United States have degenerated from scholarly treatises by able and thoughtful writers to collections of disjointed sentences selected by many persons from judicial opinions without reference to their quality. T...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Oregon Bar Association Meeting
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 52
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-67522-5
Barcode: 9781235675225
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-235-67522-X

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