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The University of Chicago Law School Record

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Abstract

Following World War II, a large swath of the Pacific Islands was placed under the trusteeship of the United States. Judge Toomin discusses establishing the legal system of the Territory, and speaks in detail about the organization and function of the new judiciary. For context, he compares the rights, procedures, and trial techniques of the Territory's civil and criminal practices with those of the United States, noting that a primary difference is the inclusion of customary land law in the Territory's legal system (other than the dangerous plane trips and hexes that a Territory judge must face in performing his duties).

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