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Freedom From Claims And Defenses: A Study In Judicial Activism Under The Uniform Commerical Code, Julian B. Mcdonnell Apr 1983

Freedom From Claims And Defenses: A Study In Judicial Activism Under The Uniform Commerical Code, Julian B. Mcdonnell

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The suggestion that we might today learn something about the judicial process in such a staid area of private law may seem surprising. After all, has not the Federal Trade Commission "repealed" the holder in due course rule thus tossing negotiable instruments into the dust bin? Have not the remaining technical questions been answered by the "detail and rigid precision" of the Uniform Commercial Code so lamented by Professor Gilmore? Surely, the attentive observer of the role of the courts might conclude that there is nothing left for the judicial policy maker in the field of bills and notes. The …