Featuring articles on several pertinent legal topics, including the decisions of the newly-created National Labor Board, the February issue of the Harvard Law Review is due to make its appearance at the end of this week.
Heading the list of featured articles in the issue is a treatise by H. Lauterpacht, well known author of legal works and professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, on "Preliminary Work in the Preparation of Treaties." Mr. Lauterpacht argues for the wide use of negotiations and preliminary discussions in conventions before the final adoption of treaties.
Frederick A. Ballard, prominent member of the Washington, D. C. bar, has contributed an article on "Retroactive Federal Taxation." He concludes that the government, in view of a recent Supreme Court decision, has the power to pass tax statutes which reach into the past for revenue on transactions already completed before the bill's passage.
Joseph H. Beale '82, Royall Professor of Law, has a featured article this month entitled "Two Cases on Jurisdiction." This consists of notes on the decisions of the National Labor Board, and on the question of branch, group, and chain banking. The Labor Board, he says, will probably be continued by means of revision or even a constitutional amendment, should the NRA be declared unconstitutional. In regard to the banking situation, he reviews the almost universal legislation against branch banking, and contends that the bank panic of 1933 proved the advisability of the branch system.
Also featured is Professor Dorchand's Declaratory Judgments," a review by Edson R. Sunderland of a book just completed by Prof. Dorchand on this subject.
The February Law Review will appear this Friday or the following Monday.