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The Conflict Of Laws: A Comparative Study. Volume Two. Foreign Corporations: Torts: Contracts In General, Ernst Rabel
Michigan Legal Studies Series
Full application of comparative methods to the law of conflicts requires a working plan of some magnitude. We ought to take stock of the conflicts rules existing in the different countries of the world, state their similarities or dissimilarities, and investigate their purposes and effects. The solutions thus ascertained should moreover be subjected to an estimation of their usefulness, by the standards appropriate to their natural objective. Conflicts rules have to place private life and business relations upon the legal background suitable to satisfactory intercourse among states and nations. They are valuable to the extent that their practical functioning, rather …
The Dartmouth College Case And Private Corporations: A Paper Presented By William P. Wells, Of Detroit, At The Ninth Annual Meeting, Auguest 19, 1886., William P. Wells
The Dartmouth College Case and Private Corporations. Chancellor Kent, writing in 1826, thus expressed himself concerning the Dartmouth College case: "It contains one of the most full and elaborate expositions of the constitutional sanctity of contracts to be met with in any of the reports. The decision in that case did more than any other single act proceeding from the authority of the United States to throw .an impregnable barrier around all rights and franchises derived from the grant of government and to give solidity and inviolability to the literary, charitable, religious and commercial institutions of our country."