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Phair v. Dumond (Nebraska S. C.) Action-
Posthumous Child as Plaintiff, R. D. 387.
sion, R. D. 45.
Phillips v. Western Union Tel. Co. (Missouri)
Evidence-Judicial Cognizance of Uniforms
Poupore, et al., V. Stone Ordean Wells Co., et
al., (Minnesota S. C.) Judgment-Death of
Business Without License, R. D. 3.
Rast, Collector, V. Van Deman & Lewis Co., et
al. (L. S. S. C.) Validity of License Tax on
the Use of Trading Stamps, Ed. 295.
Scarborough v. American Nat. Ins. Co. (North
Carolina S. C.) Insurance--Incontestable
Assured for Crime, R. D. 386.
Rights Ignored, R. D. 441.
Meaning of Phrase "Next of Kin," R. D.
State Carta (Connecticut) Evidence- With-
drawal of Plea of Guilty, ann. case, 178.
Law-Conviction of Lower Kindred Offense
arged in Indictment, R. D. 26.
Liquor--Advertising Sales in a Prohibition
State, R. D. 135.
Law--Statement by Victim of Homiciile as
Res Gestae, R. D. 242.
Law-Federal Statute for Protection of Mi-
gratory Game Birds, R. D. 100.
of a Non-existing Office, Ed. 1.
S.C. C. A.) Exercise of Right of Eminent
States, R D. 349.
Wells v. Navigation Co. (New York) Unneces-
sary Judicial Opinions Breeders of Confu-
sion, Ed. 277.
C.) Commerce-Telegram From One Point
ing Boundary, R. D. 44.
tion of Degrees of Kinship by Discredited
Rule, R. D. 99.
Compensation Act-Recovery of Employe in
Claimed, R. D. 171.
Sikori v. Fellow craft Club, et al. (Michigan S.
Landlord and Tenant-Invitee,
Snellen State Bank v. Clasen (Minnesota S. C.)
Bills and Notes--Qualifying Words Affect-
ing Negotiability, 'R. D. 404.
ages-Mental Suffering, but Without Other
Southwestern Surety ('o. 1. Thompson (Texas)
Indemnity--Action by Employe and Cross-
pany, R. D. 116.
able Where Marriage Was Entered Into
ALEXANDER H. ROBBINS
Profossor of Advocacy and Legal Ethics in St. Louis
University Institute of Law.
The first edition of this work was received with great favor by lawyers all over the country and adopted in twelve law schools as the best text-book on the subject of advocacy and legal ethics.
Advocacy is the study of the "personal equation" in the application of law to actual conditions of life. To be able to win the mind and the confidence of court, jury and witnesses and the respect and esteem of one's profession is the most important element in a successful career at the bar.
There is included in this volume the full, official publication of the American Bar Association's Canons of Professional Ethics, upon which candidates for admission to the bar must stand ex. amination in most of the states of the Union.
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tainable 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
ever, that the popular assembly of the TICE."
people is alone authorized to make the A judge who stoops to flatter 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 going 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. Lörd Reading is quoted as saying that "the idea that it is the duty of the law
FALSE PERSONATION IN CLAIMING TO
BE A FEDERAL OFFICER OF A NONcourts to dispense law, is becoming obso
EXISTING OFFICE. lete. It is recognized that the true duty of the courts is to dispense justice.”
The U. S. Supreme Court reverses rulLaw Notes (London) in its December, 1915, number, says:
ing by District Court reported in 221 Fed. “If his Lordship is correctly reported, employe of the United States under the
140, that false personation of an officer or then the observation of the average blunt
Federal Statute, "must be personation of old lawyer will be short and simple.
some particular person or class of persons, ‘Rot! The tongue of the most careful
since there cannot be a false persorration runs away with him in an afterbanquet speech, and if his Lordship did
of a suppositious individual who never ex
isted or whose class never existed." United make any such remark he now bitterly
States v. Barrow, 36 Sup. Ct. 19. repents it. What a nonsensical idea laymen 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 to 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. Why should 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
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.
away by the offender telling a lie? This
It is surely the same, Supreme Court, but the reasoning adduced
life strut with the importance which mili-