Common Sense versus Judicial Legislation: Being the Review of a Law Recently Enacted by the Supreme Court of Massachusetts...
New York, G.P. Putnam & Sons, 1871-1874. half-leather. 21x14cm, ( 116 ) pp, Binding rubbed. Front free flyleaf detached. Two page corner margins chipped. Exterior hinges tender.. Binder's half-leather. Spine & corners heavily scuffed. Good
¶ This consists of three pamphlets by the same anonymous author [" A Layman"]bound together. Includes: a) Common Sense versus Judicial Legislation: Being the Review of a Law Recently Enacted by the Supreme Court of Massachusetts. By a Layman" [New York, Putnams, 1871, 34 pp]; b) "The Rule in Minot’s Case Again: As restated with Variations by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. By a Layman" [ New York, Putnams, 1871, 34pp]; c) "A Third Chapter on the Rule in Minot’s Case" [New York, Putnams, 1874; 48 pp]. ["...The case referred to is that of Minot v. Paine and others, reported in 99 Mass. 101, and decided by the Supreme Court of Massachusetts in the year 1868."--page 6. The rule is "to regard cash dividends, however large, as income, and stock dividends, however made, as capital."--page 12].
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