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1884, Posey's Unreported S.C. Cases, 1879-84
Texas unreported cases; Containing the consent cases decided by the Commission Court: collected and arranged by S.A. Posey, Vol. 1-2, 1879-84, Kansas
City, MO, Vernon Law Book Co., 1886 & 1891, all published. (A backlog of cases in the then designated Court of Appeals of Texas led to the creation
by the legislature in 1879 of a court of “The Commissioners of Appeals of the State of Texas.” The commissioners were empowered to hear and decide
cases when the parties had consented to a referral from the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals. The law setting up the Commissioners’ Court did not
provide for the reporting of their decisions. Hence the original need for this work. Later, in February 1881, the two courts were given the power to
refer cases to the commissioners to relieve their backlogs regardless of the parties’ consent. The Commissioners Court was abolished in 1884, although the
appeals docket backlogs persisted and eventually led to the creation of a separate Court of Civil Appeals. For the reports of the latter see
elsewhere on this site.)
Title:   Texas unreported cases : containing the consent cases decided in 1879, 1880 and 1881 by the Commission Court / collected, arranged and reported by S.A. Posey.
OCLC Number:   61704374
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
Volume 1, 1879-819YesYes
Volume 2, 1882-848YesYes