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Phair v. Dumond (Nebraska S. C.) Action State o. Carta (Connecticut) Evidence-With-
drawal of Plea of Guilty, ann, case, 178.
LawConviction of Lower Kindred Offense
Charged in Indictment, R. D. 26.
State v. Davis (West Virginia S. C.) Intoxicating
Liquor--Advertising Sales in a Prohibition
State, R. D. 135.
State v. McLaughlin (Louisiana S. C.) Criminal
Law-Statement by Victim of Homicide a:
Res Gestae, R. D. 242.
al., (Minnesota S. C.) Judgment-Death of State v. McCullagh (Kansas) Constitutional
Law-Federal Statute for Protection of Mi-
gratory Game Birds, R. D. 100.
S. C.) Foreign Corporations-Carrying on Straus v. Notaseme (l'. S. S. C.) Trade-Marks-
Profits in Unfair Competition, R. D. 279,
(Tennessee S. C.) Insurance--Accident, ann.
Railroad v. Public Service Commission (Missouri | Stout v. United States (U. S. C. C. A.) Criminal
Law-Presumption Against Accused for
Failure to Submit Evidence Other Than His
Own Testimony, R. D. 80.
al. (U. S. S. C) Validity of License Tax on Tanner, Attorney-General, V. Little, et al. (U. S.
S. C.) Validity of License Tax on the t'se
of Trading Stamps, Ed. 295.
| Tasker v. Avey (Maine S. C.) Highways -Dog
Causing Injury to Automobile, R. D. 332.
Texas & Pacific Ry. Co. v. Rigsby (C. S. S.
C.) Intrastate Employes Under Protection
of Federal Safety Appliance Acts, Ed. 385.
Turner, et al., V. Vann, et al. (North Carolina)
Vendor and Purchaser-Sale in Gross, ann.
United States v. Barrow (U. S. S. C.) False Per-
sonation in Claiming to be a Federal Officer
of a Non-existing Office, Ed. 1.
Utah Power & Light Co. v. United State; l.
S. C. C. A.) Exercise of Right of Eminent
Domain Over Public Lands of the United
States, R. D. 349.
Walker v. Walker (Rhode Island s. C.) Divuoro,
-Direction of Decree From Bed and Bourd,
R. D. 44.
Watson v. Mississippi River Power ('. (Iowa
S. C.) Reform of Court Procedure Awaits
Upon Congress, Ed. 187.
Wells v. Navigation Co. (New York) Unneces-
sary Judicial Opinions Breeders of Contu-
sion, Ed. 277.
C.) Commerce-Telegram From One Point
to Another in Same State With Wire Cross-
ing Boundary, R. D. 44.
Wheat v. Hill (U. S. C. C. A.) Wills-Computa-
tion of Degrees of Kinship by Discredited
Rule, R. D. 99.
Winfield v. Erie R. Co. (New Jersey) Workmen';
Compensation Act-Recovery of Employe in
Interstate Commerce, no Negligence Being
Claimed, R. D. 171.
Winfield v. New York, C. & H. R. Co. (New Yorii
Recovery l'nder Workmen's Compensation
Act for Injury Suffered in Interstate Com-
merce Where Employer was Free from
Negligence, Ed. 43.
bel and Slander, ann. case, 412.
Yaozo & M. V. R. Co. v. Walls (Mississippi S.
C.) Carrier of Passengers-Passenger on
Train not Stopping at Destination on Tickel.
R. D. 64.
| Youngerman V. New York, N. H. & II. R. ().
(Massachusetts) Carrier of Passenger's
Commencement of Relation, ann. case. *31.
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ever advancing but never completely attainable ideal toward which society keeps
steadily striving. This ideal is realized ST. LOUIS, MO., JANUARY 7, 1916.
in some measure from time to time by
legislation changing or modifying rules LORD READING CALLED TO TASK FOR
of law. It must be borne in mind, howHIS AMERICAN INTERVIEW ON “JUS. TICE."
ever, that the popular assembly of the
people is alone authorized to make the A judge who stoops to fatter public
changes which the people regard as necmisconceptions of the judicial administra
essary to bring practical legal rules and tion of the law deserves the rebuke con
abstract principles of justice into closer tained in the sharp comments which the
working relationship, and a judge is jusEnglish law journals have made with ref
tified neither in lagging behind nor in erence to some after-dinner remarks of
guing ahead of the community's concepLord Reading while on his recent visit to
tion of justice as expressed in the action this country.
of the legislature.
A. H. R. Lord Reading is quoted as saying that "the idea that it is the duty of the law | FALSE PERSONATION IN CLAIMING TO courts to dispense law, is becoming obso
BE A FEDERAL OFFICER OF A NON
EXISTING OFFICE. lete. It is recognized that the true duty of the courts is to dispense justice.” Law Notes (London) in its December,
The U. S. Supreme Court reverses rul
ing by District Court reported in 221 Fed. 1915, number, says: "If his Lordship is correctly reported,
140, that false personation of an officer or then the observation of the average blunt
employe of the United States under the old lawyer will be short and simple.
Federal Statute, “must be personation of ‘Rot! The tongue of the most careful
some particular person or class of persons, man runs away with him in an after
since there cannot be a false personation
of a suppositious individual who never exbanquet. speech, and if his Lordship did make any such remark he now bitterly
isted or whose class never existed.” United repents it. What a nonsensical idea lay
States v. Barrow, 36 Sup. Ct. 19. men have on this point. “Well, sir, it
The Supreme Court holds to a broader may be law, but it ain't justice.' In our meaning of the federal statute, saying that: experience, we have noticed the remark "To 'falsely assume or pretend to be an is generally made by a litigant who has officer or employe acting under the authorjust lost his case. The law of the land ity of the United States' * * * is the thing is made up of common law and statute prohibited. One who falsely assumes y law. If this law does not produce what
pretend to hold office that has a de jure exthe community regard as justice, then istence is admittedly within its meaning. let Parliament amend the law. But in That is, where the assumption or pretense the name of common sense, don't let jus is false in part, but contains a modicum of tice depend on the length and breadth of truth the statute is violated. Wh each judge's foot, or rather, brain.” it be deemed less an offense where the as
Law and justice are not interchange- | sumption or pretense is entirely false, as able terms. The one is objective; the where the very office or employment to other subjective. Law, in the practical which the accused pretends title has no use of that term, is society's conception legal or actual existence?" of justice, concretely expressed in stat- The pretense in this case was that deute and decision. Abstract justice is an I fendant falsely pretended to be an employe
of the United States to sell the “Messages | good will for the government and its of-
citizens, whether some of them are ser-
isters, it is misspeech only or an anomaly.
Verily do we find the United States, tary discipline tolerates, not to say encour-