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AMERICAN STATE

GOVERNMENT

EDITED BY

PAUL S. REINSCH

PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
AUTHOR OF "WORLD POLITICS," COLONIAL GOVERNMENT,"
"AMERICAN LEGISLATURES," READINGS IN AMERI-

CAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT," ETC.

GINN AND COMPANY

BOSTON - NEW YORK • CHICAGO . LONDON

JK 2408

• R5

COPYRIGHT, 1911

BY PAUL S. REINSCH

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

811.3

The athen & um Press GINN AND COMPANY. PROPRIETORS. BOSTON.U.S.A.

PREFACE

The editor offers this second volume of readings to students and to the public in the hope that it may help to make more familiar the actual working of our state governments. It is matter for regret that there is no such source of information as the Congressional Record affords in matters relating to the national government. So much of the real activity of the state legislatures taking place in the comparative seclusion of committee, combined with the incomplete nature and intent of the current press reports, forces the student of the real life of the state lawmaking bodies to rely upon the agencies which are coming into existence to remedy this defective publicity and observation. State documents, too, are, in the main, rather statistical and local in character. The messages of the governors are frequently, however, quite invaluable sources, while the opinions of our courts and the conferences of the bar associations are a seemingly hitherto unworked mine. To the field workers in the study of actual government — the newspaper reporters and magazine writers—the public and students owe a debt they are not always conscious of.

The editor desires to make grateful acknowledgment to the various publishers and authors, individually recognized in the text, who have generously permitted him to make use of selections from articles or works published or written by them.

The editor of the present collection desires to express his deep indebtedness to his colleague and friend, Mr. William L. Bailey, for his invaluable assistance in the preparation of this volume. Not only did he furnish many of the selections, but he counseled with respect to the general plan of the book; and, finally, the editor, called abroad on a public mission, was obliged to turn over to him the arduous task of seeing the volume through the press.

PAUL S. REINSCH

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CONTENTS

1. THE GOVERNOR

W. E. Russell, The Power of the Governor

William Allen White, Folk as Governor

Executive Usurpation

14

Governors and Legislatures .

17

Justice Henderson on the Pardoning Power

19

Governor Folk, The Enforcement of Law

26

Governor Willson on Law Enforcement in Kentucky

28

II. THE LEGISLATURE

Samuel P. Orth, Our State Legislatures

41

Ernest L. Bogart, Financial Procedure in Legislatures

James Bryce on Methods and Conditions of Legislation

61

Charles McCarthy, Legislative Reference Department

63

Methods of Legislation

74

Governor Russell on the Lobby

Governor La Follette on Lobbying

81

Senator Bourne on Popular Government in Oregon.

Margaret A. Schaffner, The Initiative, the Referendum, and

the Recall

Judge Baldwin on the Extended Sphere of Legislative Action . 116

Elihu Root on Legislative Apportionment

Governor McLean on Legislative Apportionment.

127

George W. Alger, The Law and Industrial Inequality

III. THE JUDICIARY

William L. Carpenter, Courts of Last Resort .

140

H. T. Lummus, The Practical Working of the Appeal System. 150

William R. Smith, Politics and the Judiciary

158

Simon Fleischmann, Claims against the State .

168

IV. THE CRIMINAL LAW

William H. Taft on Delays and Defects in the Enforcement

of Law

173

James W. Garner, Crime and Judicial Inefficiency

181

Julian W. Mack on the Juvenile Court

199

E. A. Snively on the Parole Law of Illinois

207

The Pennsylvania Constabulary

217

• V. THE STATE ADMINISTRATION

F. H. White, The Growth and Future of State Boards and

Commissions

Thomas Mott Osborne, The Public Service Commissions Law

of New York

240

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