Title

An Act to Impower the Superior Court of Judicature to Render Complete and Perfect Judgment for Damages and Costs in an Action Brought at Said Court by Zebulon Marsh Against Edward Hilton and to Award Execution Thereon

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Publication Date

1-21-1786

Article Footnote

Article 2, footnote 280

Book Footnote

Chapter 10, footnote 3

Abstract

… a statute enabling the court to perfect the prior judgment as may be “just and equitable ... notwithstanding any objections which have been or may be made thereto on account of said Judgment’s being incomplete or otherwise,”

Comments

If the legislature were to grant an individual relief from judicial application of a harsh legal rule, this might be praised as achieving substantive justice or criticized as undermining judicial autonomy.

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