Short Course on Water Law for the Eastern United States

Earl Finbar Murphy
Until the past generation, problems in water law have been regarded as exclusively the concern of jurisdictions possessing either arid or saturated lands. The increasing industrialization and urban concentration occurring since 1900 have radically altered this attitude. Nowhere is this more strikingly shown than in the United States. In this country water use rose from 40 billion gallons per day in 1900 to 92 billion in 1930, and 312 billion…

Mortgaging out and Related Problems

Ralph R. Neuhoff
Under favorable conditions it is sometimes possible for a builder of property to mortgage it when completed for a sum measurably in excess of his cost, so that even before he sells the property or commences to operate it, he has, economically speaking, a profit in cash and in hand. It is the purpose of this Article to analyze the federal income tax law applicable to such situations. The interplay…
Tyrell Williams Memorial Lecture

Some Reflections on the Judicial Function at the Appellate Level

Harold R. Medina
Ten years ago, and shortly before I took my seat beside my brothers of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, I made a little speech at the annual dinner of the American Bar Association Section of Judicial Administration in honor of the Judiciary of the United States. The title of the address was “Some Reflections on the Judicial Function.” When my old friend Jim Douglas asked…

Annexation by Municipality of Adjacent Area in Missouri: Judicial Attitude Toward the Sawyer Act