The Common Law

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Harvard University Press, 2009 - History - 393 pages
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Much more than an historical examination of liability, criminal law, torts, bail, possession and ownership, and contracts, The Common Law articulates the ideas and judicial theory of one of the greatest justices of the Supreme Court. The John Harvard Library presents a text that is, with occasional corrections of typographical errors, identical to that found in the first and all subsequent printings by Little, Brown.
 

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Professor G. Edward White also appeared on the Charlottesville, Virginia, politics interview program Politics Matters with host and producer Jan Madeleine Paynter discussing the Supreme Court: http://bit.ly/pm-white

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Contents

Early Forms of Liability
3
The Criminal Law
37
Torts Trespass and Negligence
71
Fraud Malice and Intent The Theory of Torts
118
The Bailee at Common Law
148
Possession
186
Contract I History
223
Contract II Elements
261
Successions I After Death II Inter Vivos
306
Successions II Inter Vivos
334
Selected Bibliography
369
Glossary of Legal Terms
373
Table of Cases
375
Year Books and Early Cases
380
Index
383
Copyright

Contract III Void and Voidable
278

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (March 8, 1841- March 6, 1935) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States January - February 1930. Holmes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the prominent writer and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Holmes graduated from Harvard University, as did his father. He enlisted in the Massachusetts militia in the Spring of 1861 and he retired to his home in Boston after his three-year enlistment ended in 1864. Upon his return, he enrolled in Harvard Law School; he was admitted to the bar in 1866. On August 11, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt nominated Holmes to a seat on the United States Supreme Court vacated by Justice Horace Gray, who had retired in July. The nomination was made on the recommendation of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, then the junior senator from Massachusetts. Holmes stepped down from the court in 1932 and retired when he was 90 years of age. Many of his papers and writings were donated to Harvard Law School. Holmes died of pneumonia in Washington, D. C. on March 6, 1935; he was almost 94 years old.

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