Proceedings ..., Volume 18

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New York State Bar Association, 1895 - Bar associations
 

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Page 187 - ... there shall be in this State hereafter, but one form of action, for the enforcement or protection of private rights and the redress or prevention of private wrongs, which shall be denominated a civil action.
Page 17 - Association is formed to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, to promote reform in the law, to facilitate the administration of justice, to elevate the standard of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, and to cherish a spirit of brotherhood among the members thereof.
Page 211 - If there was such proof, whether there was, upon all the evidence, such a preponderance of proof, against the existence of any of those facts, that the verdict of a jury, affirming the existence thereof, rendered in an action in the supreme court, triable by a jury, would be set aside by the court, as against the weight of evidence.
Page 43 - Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him * Arthur Young's Trtnelt m francl, ml. ip 88. Ibid. p. 61. a nine years lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert.
Page 54 - ... may to-morrow, if it pleases, absolutely repeal the statute of wills and that of descents and distributions and declare that upon the death of a party, his property shall be applied to the payment of his debts, and the residue appropriated to public uses.
Page 113 - States, there still remains a very large amount of commerce, perhaps the largest, which, being trade or traffic between citizens of the same State, is beyond the control of Congress.
Page 262 - ... left it a living letter ; found it the patrimony of the rich — left it the inheritance of the poor ; found it the two-edged sword of craft and oppression — left it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence...
Page 21 - TO CULTIVATE THE SCIENCE OF JURISPRUDENCE. TO PROMOTE REFORM IN THE LAW, TO FACILITATE THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, TO ELEVATE THE STANDARDS OF INTEGRITY, HONOR AND COURTESY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND TO CHERISH A SPIRIT OF BROTHERHOOD AMONG THE MEMBERS THEREOF.
Page 165 - ... inaugurated in 1889 by the State of New York, and that Michigan was one of the first of the States to follow and appoint a commission. Like all legal reforms, progress in this one has been slow. Twenty-two States have appointed commissions, as follows: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois...
Page 17 - Judges of the Court of Appeals and justices of the Supreme Court, may be removed by concurrent resolution of both houses of the Legislature, if two-thirds of all the members elected to each house concur therein.

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