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Looking Forward in the Twenties

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Charles Fenwick, already a prominent Society member in the twenties, had opposed Charles Evans Hughes' selection as President of the Society in 1924. Fenwick thought that the Society would simply be making a political appointment. George Finch replied that Hughes had not been selected simply because he was the Secretary of State, but rather because of his accomplishments and qualifications for the office. The 1924 Annual Meeting had resolved that a committee of seven be appointed to study the Society's Constitution and recommend any needed amendments. On September 22, 1924, the League of Nations Assembly adopted a resolution requesting the League Council to convene a Committee of Experts. The Society's 1926 Annual Meeting was devoted almost entirely to discussion of codification issues. At the Annual Meeting in 1929, one of the topics was the treaty-making power of the United States government in matters coming within the jurisdiction of states.

Keywords: Charles Evans Hughes; Charles Fenwick; codification issues; criminal jurisdiction of states; Society's Constitution

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