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-The Constitutional Law Of The United States | by Westel Woodbury Willoughby
In the preparation of this work, the aim has been to give a logical and complete exposition of the general principles of the constitutional law of the United States. The effort has been to ascertain and to discuss critically the broad principles upon which have been founded the decisions rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States in the leading cases, and thus to present, as a systematic whole, a statement of the underlying doctrines by which our complex system of constitutional jurisprudence is governed. The performance of this purpose has required that attention should be devoted rather to a consideration of those principles of our public law which are fundamental, and especially of those the possible implications of which are not yet certainly determined, than to a statement in minute detail of those adjudications which, in themselves, establish no general rule of law, or illustrate no novel application of one. This latter task is one which more properly belongs to compilers of digests or to the authors of more special text-books. It is confidently believed, however, that in the present work no really important case has been left unnoticed.
-Constitutional Law In The United States | by Emlin McClain
A book intended to give to students an intelligent conception of the Constitutional Law of the United States, both state and federal, it is essential that the historical development of those institutions and ideas of government which have become characteristic features of our system be noticed, that the practical organization of the government as provided for be explained, and that the interpretation which has been put upon the provisions of constitutional instruments in the solution of difficult and important questions which have arisen shall be stated; and it is especially important that the proper relationship between these various divisions of the subject shall be maintained.
-Popular Law Library Vol1 Introduction To The Study Of Law Legal History | by Albert H. Putney
"Law" is a word of illimitable use in both its popular and its technical sense. In its broader sense it is best defined as a rule of action, and in this sense the term is used in all sciences. In its more technical sense a law is a rule of civil conduct prescribed by the law-making power in the state.
-Popular Law Library Vol3 Contracts and Agency | by Albert H. Putney
Definition And Requisites Of Contracts. Making The Contract. The Statute Of Frauds. Consideration. Legality Of Object. Operation Of The Contract. Interpretation And Construction Ofcstatutes. Discharge Of Contracts. Some Defenses To Performance Of Contract. Conditional Contracts. Special Branches Of Contract Law. Quasi Contracts. Introductory. Classes Of Agents. Creation Of The Relation. Authority Of The Agent. Execution Of The Agency. Rights And Duties Of Principal And Agents As To Each Other. The Duties Of Principal And Agent To Third Persons. Termination Of Agency. Obligation Of Third Persons.
-Popular Law Library Vol4 Torts, Damages, Domestic Relations | by Albert H. Putney
Although the branch of law now treated under the designation of torts is one of the earliest to appear in any legal system, the name itself has only come into general use during the past half century. It is very difficult to give any definition of tort which is both correct and concise. The reason for this lies largely in the great variety of wrongs which are included under this general title. The field of the law of torts is very broad, overlapping the field of criminal law on the one side, and that of contracts on the other...
-Popular Law Library Vol5 Sales, Personal Property, Bailments, Carriers, Patents, Copyrights | by Albert H. Putney
A sale is a complete transfer of the full property-rights, that is, the title, in the personal oroperty sold by the seller, and made in consideration of the price in money paid by the buyer. At common law, a sale was styled "a bargain and sale of goods," to distinguish it from a contract to sell. Kent's definition of a sale, is a contract for the transfer of property from one person to another...
-Popular Law Library Vol6 Real Property, Abstracts, Mining Law | by Albert H. Putney
Considerable confusion has arisen on account of the double use of the term real property; the term being used to represent both the tangible property itself and interests in such property. Not all interests in real property, however, are considered as real property; estates less than a freehold being considered personal property. A freehold is a life estate or an estate of inheritance. The reason why estates less than freehold are considered real property is to be found in the Feudal system. Under this system a life estate was the only estate which was considered worthy of acceptance by a freeman and all lesser estates were considered of such small importance that instead of being classed with freeholds, they were classed with the less important - personal property...
-Popular Law Library Vol7 Equity Jurisprudence, Trusts, Equity Pleading | by Albert H. Putney
On account of the peculiar nature of equity jurisprudence, it has always been very difficult to give a definition of this subject which is at the same time accurate and explanatory. Perhaps the best definition which it is possible to give, is as follows: Equity is that system of jurisprudence which was originally administered by the High Court of Chancery in England, and is now administered by courts having equity jurisdiction in this country.
-Popular Law Library Vol8 Partnership, Private Corporations, Public Corporations | by Albert H. Putney
A partnership is a legal relation existing between two or more persons, arising from a contract express or implied, under which a business is conducted for and in behalf of the members of the firm, by mutual agency or through an agency agreed upon...
-Popular Law Library Vol9 Bills And Notes, Guaranty And Suretyship, Insurance, Bankruptcy | by Albert H. Putney
bills, notes, guaranty, suretyship, insurance, bankruptcy, law, courts, society
-Popular Law Library Vol10 Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Wills, Administration | by Albert H. Putney
Blackstone in his well known commentaries has divided the subject of law into two divisions: the law of Rights, and of Wrongs...
-Popular Law Library Vol11 Common Law Pleading, Code Pleading, Federal Procedure, Evidence | by Albert H. Putney
The subject of common law pleadings is that concerned with the pleadings in proceedings before common law courts. A pleading is "a statement in a logical and legal form, of the facts which constitute the plaintiff's cause of action or the defendant's ground of defense".
-Popular Law Library Vol12 International Law, Conflict Of Laws, Spanish-American Laws, Legal Ethics
International law, is understood among civilized nations, as consisting of those rules of conduct which reason deduces, as consonant to justice, from the nature of the society existing among independent nations: with such definitions and modifications as may be established by general consent." "The aggregate of the rules which Christian states acknowledge as obligatory in their relations to each other, and to each other's subjects."
-Manual Of Juvenile Laws | by Harry E. Smoot
This book is intended to aid all social workers, either in the field or in court. The text in most instances is a condensed statement of the law. The marginal references indicate where the law in full may be found. Persons who use this manual should consult the full text cited whenever there is any doubt as to the application or construction of the law in question. Many additions to and changes from the first manual have been made in this revision. An arrangement which seemed best adapted to the needs of all social workers, whether in Chicago or elsewhere in the state, has been used. It is believed that workers outside of Chicago will find the manual of great assistance to them.

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