History of South Carolina, Volume 4

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Yates Snowden, Harry Gardner Cutler
Lewis Publishing Company, 1920 - South Carolina
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Page 309 - The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience. The felt necessities of the time, the prevalent moral and political theories, intuitions of public policy, avowed or unconscious, even the prejudices which judges share with their fellow-men, have had a good deal more to do than the syllogism in determining the rules by which men should be governed...
Page 309 - The very considerations which judges most rarely mention, and always with an apology, are the secret root from which the law draws all the juices of life. I mean, of course, considerations of what is expedient for the community concerned. Every important principle which is developed by litigation is in fact and at bottom the result of more or less definitely understood views of public policy; most generally, to be sure, under our practice and traditions, the unconscious result of instinctive preferences...
Page 291 - The New South is enamored of her new work. Her soul is stirred with the breath of a new life. The light of a grander day is falling fair on her face. She is thrilling with the consciousness of growing power and prosperity.
Page 309 - The substance of the law at any given time pretty nearly corresponds, so far as it goes, with what is then understood to be convenient; but its form and machinery, and the degree to which it is able to work out desired results, depend very much upon its past.
Page 309 - The law embodies the story of a nation's development through many centuries, and it cannot be dealt with as if it contained only the axioms and corollaries of a book of mathematics. In order to know what it is, we must know what it has been and what it tends to become.
Page 310 - Baillaud in the name of all of the delegates for the able manner in which he had discharged the duties of his office, saying that "we owed to him the construction of a splendid edifice upon a solid basis.
Page 118 - He is a member of the County, State and American Medical associations, and of the American Public Health Association.
Page 92 - Shrine, and with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Improved Order of Red Men, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Knights of Pythias and the Knights of Khorassan.
Page 276 - An act to regulate and improve the civil service of the United States...
Page 189 - For thirty-three years he has been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in the work of which he takes an active and helpful interest, and educational matters have also had the benefit of his co-operation and support, as have all worthy charities.

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