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Constitutional Law, Paul H. Sanders Aug 1953

Constitutional Law, Paul H. Sanders

Vanderbilt Law Review

The Supreme Court of Tennessee has been faced with few major Constitutional Law problems during the period under consideration. Statistically, the action of the Court in invalidating one law out of almost a score that were attacked before it on the basis of constitutional defect suggests an attitude of judicial restraint toward the product of a coordinate branch of government. The relatively small number of constitutional questions raised-- and many of them were obviously make-weight rather than points of principal reliance-- suggests a general awareness of the Court's stability and the unlikelihood of its departing from established precedent. Similarly, regard …


Statutory Interpretation, Henry N. Williams Aug 1953

Statutory Interpretation, Henry N. Williams

Vanderbilt Law Review

The Supreme Court of Tennessee reconsidered several problems in the field of Statutory Interpretation during the Survey period, but its decisions largely followed principles already established in Tennessee and other jurisdictions.

Constitutional Requirements

Certain problems in the field of legislation arise in Tennessee by reason of state constitutional provisions. The Court is committed to the position of interpreting these provisions more or less irrespective of the construction of comparable provisions in other state constitutions.'

The Constitution of the State of Tennessee provides: "No bill shall become a law, which embraces more than one subject; that subject to be expressed in …


What Is Happening In The Conflict Of Laws: Three Supreme Court Cases, Wendell Carnahan Apr 1953

What Is Happening In The Conflict Of Laws: Three Supreme Court Cases, Wendell Carnahan

Vanderbilt Law Review

An answer to the topical inquiry is "A great deal" but full explanation of the general answer to a very big question cannot be attempted in a single article. Instead, attention will be directed primarily to the opinions in three cases decided on the same day by the Supreme Court of the United States. These cases present problems in the segments of conflict of laws dealing with principles of forum non conveniens and full faith to a statute,' jurisdiction over a foreign corporation and a combination of choice of laws rules and judicial recognition of an alimony award. These cases …


The Conflict Of Laws: The Experience Of The Australian Federation, Zelman Cowen Apr 1953

The Conflict Of Laws: The Experience Of The Australian Federation, Zelman Cowen

Vanderbilt Law Review

For American lawyers conflict of laws problems arise at two levels. One group of problems appears within the area governed by the Federal Constitution, while others arise within a wider international area. The decision of a New York forum in a case involving Michigan elements may very well differ from that reached by the same forum where the foreign elements involve England or France. The Constitution itself is often responsible for this difference. For example, questions of full faith and credit or of due process may be involved. It is not surprising, therefore, that the question has been posed whether …


Habeas Corpus And Court-Martial Prisoners, James Snedeker Feb 1953

Habeas Corpus And Court-Martial Prisoners, James Snedeker

Vanderbilt Law Review

The origin of habeas corpus is lost in the mists of history. The leading idea, deliverance by summary legal process from illegal confinement, was present in the laws of countries in existence prior to the beginning of the English law and in other countries which derived none of their principles of jurisprudence or rules of procedure from English law. It was known to Roman law and to old Spanish law. It was recognized by the Magna Charta in 1215, although such recognition was probably not a primary purpose of the barons in forcing King John to sign that document. The …


Recent Cases, Law Review Staff Feb 1953

Recent Cases, Law Review Staff

Vanderbilt Law Review

Constitutional Law--Constitutionality of Group Libel Statute

Federal Employers Liability Act--Liability for Employment of Man with Violent Tendencies

Federal Jurisdiction--Diversity Jurisdiction and the Multi-State Corporation

Federal Jurisdiction--Erie Railroad Doctrine Extended to State-Created Rights Arising under Special Federal Question Jurisdiction

Labor Law--Picketing--Injunction against Breach of Bargaining Agreement

Landlord and Tenant--Exculpatory Agreement--Effect on Right of Subrogation of Landlord's Insurer

Military Law--Failure to Instruct as Prejudicial Error

Military Law--Infiltration of Command Influence as General Prejudice

Trusts--Distribution of Stock Dividends between Life Tenant and Remainderman