Statute law making in the United States by Chester Lloyd Jones

Statute law making in the United States

byChester Lloyd Jones

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI STATUTE LAW MAKING IN THE UNITED STATES The importance of statute law in the life of every modern nation will continue to increase. A dynamic civilization necessitates easy and rapid adjustment of law to changing economic conditions. Law evolved by custom alone cannot keep up with the developments of our modern life, and the state must resort to new rules made to fit new conditions. In all countries law--even statute law--must as a rule follow, not lead, economic and social advance. This is a difficulty inherent in the nature of the case; no one has prevision enabling him to shape the law to fit not what is but what will be. In the United States, where the written constitutions are interpreted by the courts, the difficulties are increased. The statute must not only fit the facts, but must be drawn so that it does not conflict with the principles laid down in the fundamental law. The problems of statute law which we must meet are therefore not only those which are inherent in legislation of all countries, but in addition involve conformity to the standards of the state and federal constitutions. But the more difficult problem in all lawmaking is not that presented by the constitutional interpretations adopted by the courts. Comparatively few laws touch the bounds of legislative power. But in the drafting of every law it is always important to decide how best to accomplish the object sought and how to put it into clear and forceful language. The number of acts which are stricken from our statute books because they offend the constitutions is relatively small. The number which are valid but forceless is legion. The constitutional measure is a minimum requirement only. Whether a law is properly so called, depends upon the degree to which it confor...

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Title:Statute law making in the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217059961

ISBN - 13:9780217059961

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