Popular Law-making: A Study of the Origin, History, and Present Tendencies of Law-making by Statute

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Stimson, Frederic Jesup. Popular Law-Making. A Study of the Origin, History, and Present Tendencies of Law-Making by Statute. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. xii, 545 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-022513. ISBN 1-58477-094-5. Cloth. $85. * Stimson [1853-1943] was a professor of comparative legislation at Harvard University. His study of statute creation is a thorough survey that starts with the English idea of law, goes on to cover early English legislation and the Magna Charta, the re-establishment of Anglo-Saxon law and the question of common law against civil law, early labor legislation and laws against restraint of trade and "trust," medieval legislation, then discusses English and American rates and prices, corporations, labor laws, military and mob law and the right to arms, legislation concerning personal and racial rights, sex legislation, marriage and divorce, American legislation in general and property rights in particular, and more. "Recommended by Hurst for 'general review of legislative contributions to the body of the law.'" Hurst, Growth of American Law 453. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University (1953) 206.
 

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