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Yale Law School

Faculty Scholarship Series

1930

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The Problems Of Appellate Courts, Walter F. Dodd Jan 1930

The Problems Of Appellate Courts, Walter F. Dodd

Faculty Scholarship Series

Courts of review have now become highly specialized parts of our justice system. This was not the case in the earlier history of state and federal judicial systems.
During the greater part of the period between 1818 and 1848 the Supreme
Court of Illinois was composed of judges who did trial work as well. When Connecticut, in 1806, separated judicial functions from those of the executive and legislative departments, provision was made that the judges of the superior court (the trial court) should constitute the Supreme Court of Errors. During a long period under the federal system, justices of the ...


The Judicial Interpretation Of Public Utility Franchises, Richard J. Smith Jan 1930

The Judicial Interpretation Of Public Utility Franchises, Richard J. Smith

Faculty Scholarship Series

The United States Supreme Court has recently added one more
decision to the long list of cases on the contractual aspects of
public utility franchises. The specific question before the court
was the review of a permanent injunction granted by a federal
district court of three judges to restrain the railroad commission
of California from enforcing against the Los Angeles Railway
Corporation the provisions for rates of fare embodied in a series
of franchises under which the company operated. The franchises
had been granted successively from 1886 to 1928 and had provided
generally that the rate of fare should not ...