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WELLINGTON, October 15.

In the Supreme Court this morning Judge Richmond commented on the withdrawal of the subsidy of Ll5O to the New Zealand law reports. Apparently, he said, there was no one in the House at the time to point out that the interpretation of the law was u matter of some importance to the country—almost, in fact, as much as the knowledge of the text of the law itself. He was sorry that none of the members of the profession in Parliament had drawn attention to this.

Mr Edwards remarked that the subsidy was struck out at the instance of the members of the Bar in the House. His Honor Baid he believed that that was so—junior members. Mr H. D. Bell said an equivalent of the subsidy was made up by an arrangement with the Government as to printing the reports. His Honor remarked that very little notice seemed to be taken in the Legislature of the decisions of Judges, and he was surprised that those who had to make the laws did not take the trouble to become acquainted with the way in which existing Acts were interpreted.

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JUDGE RICHMOND AND THE LEGISLATURE., Issue 8038, 15 October 1889

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