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Faculty Scholarship Series

1928

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The Duty Problem In Negligence Cases, Leon Green Jan 1928

The Duty Problem In Negligence Cases, Leon Green

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The undertaking to restate the rules and principles developed by the
English and American courts finds'in the field of torts a most hopeless
task. A loose classification permits an infinite variety of types of conduct
to be classed as torts. The rules, for most part, which govern these
cases are still liquid. Only the types of conduct which are also designated
crimes can be said to be subject to crystallized rules of tort law. Even
here the definiteness and certainty ordinarily assumed are illusory. If
this bulk of law has not yet been crystallized by the judicial process.
in ...


Notes On Judicial Organization And Procedure, Walter F. Dodd Jan 1928

Notes On Judicial Organization And Procedure, Walter F. Dodd

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The Judicial Council Movement. Woodrow Wilson wrote that no
government is better than its courts, to which ex-President Taft replied
that our judicial failure has been more outstanding than our failure in
municipal government. The task of making our courts as efficient as
possible is thus both an important and an urgent one.
Many factors have contributed to the present charges of inefficiency,
but none perhaps of greater weight than that of delay. This has been
particularly true of the larger cities, with their principal trial courts
as much as two years behind in their work. The jury system, both ...