Law: Uniformity

One John Hemphill, writing in the May American Mercury, criticized the tendency of the several states to adopt uniform laws. The work of the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, he says, "was done, completed, admirably performed" when it drew up the Uniform Sales Act, the Uniform Conditional Sales Act, the Uniform Warehouse Receipt Act, the Uniform Bills of Lading Act, and the Uniform Negotiable Instruments Act. After stating that the Uniform Stock Transfer Act was "perhaps still excusable," Mr. Hemphill added: "But then came the Uniform Partnership, Acknowledgments, Aeronautics, Desertion and...

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