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Les Bases Sociologiques du Droit et de l'État.Michel-Ange Vaccaro

1898 American Journal of Sociology  
REVIEWS 103 States," (13) "International Relations -Indian Affairs," (I4) "Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts," (I5) "Political Questions," (i6) "Enforcement of Executive Power by Judical Process." The book is equipped with table of contents, table of cases, and index. The helpful character of the notes appended to the cases, especially the longer ones, such as that which accompanies the Dred Scott case, leads one to wish that the author had added fifty pages or more to the book, filled with
more » ... ook, filled with matter of this kind. A comparison of Mr. Boyd's compilation with that of Professor Thayer shows that, while the latter has incorporated a great many of the decisions of the supreme courts of the states, the former, as he states in his preface, has limited his work to the decisions of the United States supreme court. The limited scope of Mr. Boyd's work has also obliged him to select what he considers the most important case in establishing a constitutional principle, while Professor Thayer havs often been able to include several of the more important. The bulk of the work under review is, of course, occupied with cases which time has demonstrated to be turning points in the development of our constitutional law, but later cases, such as the income tax cases and the Debs case, are also represented. With Mr. Boyd's compilation as a text-book, Thayer's cases as a reference book, and the decisions themselves as sources, the study of constitutional law ought to become popular in our colleges and universities.
doi:10.1086/210777 fatcat:ir2ktkyz6rcw3lbpbygq3pdyfi