Place of Trial in Civil Actions, 43 Harvard Law Review 1217 (1930)
Television and the " talkies " may some day become practical
and permissible means of dramatizing the testimony of
distant witnesses and thus minimize many of the difficulties dealt
with in this article.' Thus far " Progress " has served only to
make more important the proper determination of the place of
trial. The rather arbitrary rules of venue and jurisdiction taken
over from the common law of England were never well adapted to
our federal system. Our increasingly mobile civilization and the
growing discrepancy between political and economic frontiers
have rapidly multiplied the instances where dogma, developed to
meet such different problems, prove utterly inapplicable.
Date of Authorship for this Version
testimony, jurisdiction, trial
Foster, Roger S., "Place of Trial in Civil Actions" (1930). Faculty Scholarship Series. 4460.