Thursday, July 25, 2019

Woods on Estee's Reports in Hawai'i, 1903-17

Roberta F. Woods, Reference & Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Hawaii School of Law, has posted on SSRN a short piece about an early case reporter in the Hawaiian territory. Here is the abstract for "History of the Four Volumes of Decisions of the United States District Court for the Territory of Hawaii 1903-1917" (2016):
The so-called "Estee's Reports," named for Judge Morris March Estee was an early case reporter in the Hawaiian Territory. Only four volumes of decisions of the United States District Court (USDC) for the Territory of Hawaiʻi were ever printed. They span the years 1903-1917. The decisions in these volumes do not appear in the Federal Reporter covering the same time frame. The Federal Supplement, a West Publishing created reporter of decisions of the federal district courts began in 1933. Prior to 1933, federal district court decisions appeared in the Federal Reporter.
Further information is available here.

--Mitra Sharafi

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