Some Account Of The Work Of Stephen J. Field; As A Legislator, State Judge, And Justice Of The…

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byChauncey F. Black

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... conveyance, but a pledge only, redeemable by compliance with the condition on which it was given. Herman, the author of a recent and most learned work on mortgages, expresses the opinion that "Xo man in this country has done as much in developing sound principles in regard to mortgages--that they are mere hypothecations--as Judge Field. To his labors on the Supreme Bench of California, and in the United States Supreme Court, have been indebted the courts of every State where the doctrine is maintained ; and his California opinions are cited as leading and decisive of the true principle."* Other Cases. Numerous other cases besides those to which reference has been made, presenting a great variety of questions, some of general and public interest, and others of local concern, were before the court whilst Judge Field was on the bench, in which he gave the opinion of the court. It would extend this sketch beyond the design of the writer to give even a syllabus of the cases. They related to the claim of the State to five hundred thousand acres of land donated by the 8th section of the Act of Congress of Sept. 4th, 1841, for purposes of internal improvement, and to its right to dispose of the lands in advance of the public surveys ;--to contracts of the State for the support and labor of its convicts ;--to the power of the courts to compel by mandamus officers of the State to do their duty ;--to the conflicting rights of miners to the use of the water of streams in the mountains for the purpose of mining ;--to the right of the wife to a share of the community property under the law of Mexico and the law of California ;--to the title of the City of San Francisco to lands within her limits as successor of a former Mexican Pueblo and under the grant of beach and water lo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... conveyance, but a pledge only, redeemable by compliance with the condition on which it was given. Herman, the author of a recent and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.51 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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