Vanderbilt Law Review

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This paper is written in the conviction that the world is governed by natural law. It is our ambition to describe an analytical method by which the true responsibility of a municipality in respect to any given claim in general assumpsit or tort may be ascertained. It is not pretended that the method which we shall offer will yield a result in harmony with every reported judicial decision and statute, nor even that it may not differ rather widely from the system of legal rules prevailing currently in many states. It is our hope to present an exposition of basic principles in harmony with the historic traditions of the Anglo-American system and which will command the reader's assent.