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Abolished in 1641, it has since become a synonym for the arbitrary and tyrannical exercise of authority. Stat. 1. United States Statutes at Large 1. Official compilations of the text of newly enacted federal laws. Published for each Congress since the first (1789) and, since the Seventy-ninth Congress (1946), for each session of each Congress. 2. A compilation of all the currently effective laws of a given jurisdiction, usually a state. 2. Statutes EXPLANATION Supp. 2d Southwestern Reporter (First Series; Second Series) An unofficial regional reporter containing decisions of the highest courts and of some intermediate appellate courts of Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas.

So too might an angry judge’s interception of a telegram have mattered in a murder, since if the victim had received the telegram, he could have anticipated the gunman behind him on reading the crucial wire: ‘‘Four men on horseback with guns following. Look out’’ (State ex rel. Attorney General v. Tally, 102 Ala. 25, 69, 15 So. 722, 734 (1894)). Even a door opened for a burglar could conceivably make a difference to burglary through the window. The above are only exceptional examples; but even basic cases of accomplice liability, such as where a helper lends his principal a crowbar for a burglary or drives him to the sites of the crime, are not cases where the helper actually causes the crime, even if the principal has no crow bar of his own or cannot drive a car.

Four states (Hawaii, Alaska, New York, and Washington) went further and removed all limitations on the reasons for which abortions could be performed. The New York law enacted in 1970 was the most sweeping. It permitted all abortions within the first twenty-four weeks of pregnancy and did away with both residency and hospitalization requirements (thus encouraging the growth of free-standing abortion clinics). Roe v. Wade and its aftermath New York’s was the only state abortion law that came close to surviving the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v.

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