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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

University of New Zealand. — Principles of Legislation

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University of New Zealand.

Principles of Legislation.

1.Ignorantia juris neminem excusat. Why and with what exceptions should this maxim prevail?
2.Discuss the question of the necessity of a "second chamber," referring to actual constitutions in illustration of your views.
3.Can you cite any examples of the successful imposition of constitutional restrictions on the authority of the Legislature?
4.Discuss the policy of rules of evidence whereby certain classes of witnesses are held incompetent.
5.In what cases has state interference with "freedom of contract" increased or diminished within the last fifty years, in England or its Colonies?
6.Sketch the outlines of a Scheme of Federation for the Colonies.