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7 Me B. Bull. 1 (1973)

handle is hein.barjournals/mainbabu0007 and id is 1 raw text is: VOL. 7 NO. 1        MAINFr STATE BAR ASSOCIATION      JANUARY 1973

The Criminal
Jurisdiction
Of The Maine         t
District Court
Is It Valid?
by Edward G. Hudon, Esq.
[Member of tho Bars of Maine, the
District of Columbia, and of the Su-
preme Court of the United States. From
1966 until 1970 Mr. Hudon served as
Assistant United States Attorney for the
District of Maine.]
Two cases decided forty-five years a-
part by the Supreme Court of the United
States cast serious doubt oil the validity
of the criminal jurisdiction of the Maine
District Courts. The first, Tutney v.
Ohio, 273 U.S. 51o, was decided in 1927,
the second, Ward v. Village of Monroe-
ville, ,oq U.S. 57, was decided November
14, 1972. Both involved convictions by
the mayor of a village who had jurisdic-
tion over certain minor criminal matters.
See p. 22

'Fyom
The
Bencb
by Justice
Thomas E. Delahanty
RULE 16
The newly formed Section of Judicial
Administration of the Maine Bar Asso-
ciation has agreed to furnish articles of
current interest for the Bar Bulletin,
hopefully for each issue. The Vice-
Chairman of the Section has requested
me to furnish an initial vignette. I am
happy to respond.
A Justice of the Superior Court prob.
ably has the best appreciation of the
judicial process in actual operation in
this State because of his unique vantage
point. He call develop an acquaintance
with lawyers, clerks, prosecutors, and
other people concerned with the func-
tions of the Court throughout the State.
While it is probably true that each Jus-
See p. 25

Chief Justice Armand A. Dufresne, Jr., appears to appreciate the hutmor of Chief Judge
Frank M. Coffin of the U.S, Court of Appeals, who was the opening speaker at the
Association's Annuat Meeting on January 25th. (Story on page 9.)

Unfair Trade       c'
Practices
In Maine
by Gregory
A. Tselikis, Esq.
In the special session of the 1o4th
Legislatur.e, the Unfair Trade Practices
Act, 5 M.R.S.A. § 206.212 was adopted
with little notoriety.' The effective date
of the Act was May 9, 1970. It is fair
to say that since that time there has been
a drastic change in the laws of consumer
regulation in the Suite of Maine.
As originally promulgated, the Act
gave the Attorney General authority to
bring an action in the name of the
State of Maine against any person to re-
strain the use of any method, act or
practice believed to be unlawful. Section
207 declares unlawful unfair methods
of competition and unfair or deceptive
acts or practices in the conduct of any
trade or commerce.     .  (Emphasis
See p. 27
BULLETIN INDEX
A cumulative five-year index of
the Maine Bar Bulletin has been
prepared and is now on sale at the
Association's headquarters. An or.
der blank will be found at the
bottom of page 23 of this issue.
The index provides the key to the
activities of the Association and its
members since its inception as a
full-time operation in 1967 through
the year 1971. Whether it's a state
or county Bar meeting, a death, a
noteworthy tlecision or even your
own picture, the index will guide
you to the right issue.
It is the work of Mrs. Anne Rich,
formerly librarian of the Cleaves
Library in Portland. Assisting in
advising and proof reading were
State Law Librarian Miss Edith
Hary and. a member of her staff,
Miss Mary Irvine.   (The Editor
thanks them all!)

The Bulletin Salutes KENNEBEC COUNTY

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