The Bench and Bar of Wisconsin: History and Biography, with Portrait Illustrations

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Reed, 1882 - Biography - 542 pages

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Page 22 - That the judicial power of said Territory shall be vested in a supreme court, district courts, probate courts, and justices of the peace.
Page 71 - Session to fill the vacancy created by the expiration of the term of office of the geologist member from Administrative District No.
Page 46 - President of the Bar Association that this day I resign the office of district judge of the United States for the district of Wisconsin, to take effect on the first day of January next. An earlier day for my retiring would be agreeable to me, and should have been set, but for an amount of business pending, or submitted and not disposed of, which requires my attention in the meantime. " I am the oldest federal judge in commission, and the sole surviving judge who administered the bankrupt act of 1841.
Page 90 - tis hard to combat, learns to fly! For him no wretches, born to work and weep, Explore the mine, or tempt the...
Page 16 - ... bore sway was essentially military. No courts were organized, and offenders against the laws were either sent from remote parts of the settlement to Detroit for trial, or perhaps more usually suffered to escape punishment. The civil code was limited, and but sparingly administered. But the military code, such as it was, more than supplied the deficiencies of the civil. While this state of things continued, it occasionally happened that some military genius, possessed of more tinsel than discretion,...
Page 3 - This is but the natural result of causes which are manifest and require no explanation. The ability and training which qualify one to practice law also qualify him in many respects for duties which lie outside the strict path of his profession and which touch the general interests of society.
Page 476 - They scatter the productions of the press and literature broadcast through the country with amazing rapidity. There is scarcely a want, wish or aspiration of the human heart which they do not in some measure help to gratify. They promote the pleasures of social life and of friendship; they bring the skilled physician swiftly from a distance to attend the sick and the wounded, and enable the absent friend to be present at the bedside of the dying. They have more than realized the fabulous conception...
Page 476 - They have done more to develop the wealth and resources, to stimulate the industry, reward the labor, and promote the general comfort and prosperity of the country than any other, perhaps than all other mere physical causes combined. There is probably not a man, woman or child whose interest or comfort has not been in some degree subserved by them. They bring to our doors the productions of the earth. They enable us to anticipate and protract the seasons. They enable the inhabitants of each clime...
Page 531 - ... no person shall be denied admission or license to practice as an attorney in any court on account of sex" (sec. 256.28). 32. Jury Service — Eligibility of Women. Women are eligible for jury service. However, any woman...
Page 470 - Oh, better that her shattered hulk Should sink beneath the wave! Her thunders shook the mighty deep, And there should be her grave: Nail to the mast her holy flag, Set every threadbare sail, And give her to the god of storms, The lightning, and the gale!

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