Great American lawyers: the lives and influence of judges and lawyers who have acquired permanent national reputation, and have developed the jurisprudence of the United States : a history of the legal profession in America, Volume 8

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William Draper Lewis
J.C. Winston, 1909 - Judges

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I am so glad that this has been digitized... but I have a question. Why exactly, are pages 170-171 missing from this book?

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Page 436 - The liberty of the press shall be inviolate; and all persons may freely speak, write, or publish their sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of such right; and in all civil or criminal actions for libel, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury, and if it shall appear that the alleged libelous matter was published for justifiable ends, the accused party shall be acquitted.
Page 265 - Whether the old or the new medical theories are correct, is a question of fact for the jury ; it is not the business of the court to know whether any of them are correct.
Page 352 - ... that our system leaves open, and must leave open, to the legislatures, and of the clear limits of judicial power; so that responsibility may be brought sharply home where it belongs. The checking and cutting down of legislative power, by numerous detailed prohibitions in the constitution, cannot be accomplished without making the government petty and incompetent. This process has already been carried much too far in some of our States. Under no system can the power of courts go far to save a...
Page 354 - ... judges were allowed, indirectly and in a degree, the power to revise the action of other departments and to pronounce it null. In simple truth, while this is a mere judicial function, it involves, owing to the subject-matter with which it deals, taking a part, a secondary part, in the political conduct of government. If that be so, then the judges must apply methods and principles that befit their task. In such a work there can be no permanent or fitting modus Vivendi between the different departments...
Page 469 - Law, considered as a science, consists of certain principles or doctrines. To have such a mastery of these as to be able to apply them with constant facility and certainty to the ever-tangled skein of human affairs, is what constitutes a true lawyer; and hence to acquire that mastery should be the business of every earnest student of law.
Page 313 - The property of the state, counties, and other municipal corporations, both real and personal, and such other property, as may be used exclusively for agricultural and horticultural societies, for school, religious, cemetery and charitable purposes, may be exempted from taxation; but such exemption shall be only by general law.
Page 313 - The property of the state and counties, both real and personal, and such other property as the general assembly may deem necessary for school, religious, and charitable purposes, may be exempted from taxation.
Page 398 - ... in order to warrant a finding that negligence, or an act not amounting to wanton wrong, Is the proximate cause of an Injury, it must appear that the injury was the natural and probable consequence of the negligence or wrongful act, and that It was such as might or ought to have been foreseen, in the light of the attending circumstances.
Page 353 - This rule recognizes that, having regard to the great, complex, ever-unfolding exigencies of government, much which will seem unconstitutional to one man, or body of men, may reasonably not seem so to another ; that the constitution often admits of different interpretations; that there is often a range of choice and judgment; that in such case? the constitution does not Impose upon the legislature any one specific opinion, but leaves open this range of choice; and that whatever choice is rational...
Page 400 - ... such repairs are not admissible against their principals, but upon the broader ground that such acts afford no legitimate basis for construing such an act as an admission of previous neglect of duty. A person may have exercised all the care which the law required, and yet, in the light of his new experience, after an unexpected accident has occurred, and as a measure of extreme caution, he may adopt additional safeguards. The more careful a person is...

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