Law: A Simple Code

A code that can be easily deciphered is worthless—except when it is a law code. A law code succeeds by being easy to read. A new organization, The American Law Institute, met in Washington with the object of simplifying American Law. William Howard Taft presided at the first meeting, Elihu Root was the chief speaker, prominent judges, prominent lawyers, and prominent professors were there to help bring the matter to a successful conclusion.

The condition which brought about their meeting was the fact that the law has ceased to be an accurate science. Too many diverse...

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