MVB Senate remarks on the judiciary, 10 May 1826
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1826.
Mr. VAN BUREN said, that this subject had some time since been referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, by a resolution of a gentleman from Illinois, (Mr. KANE.) The Committee had considered the subject attentively, and it was probable they would report to-morrow. It would be better, therefore, to lay the resolution on the table, until the report should be made, and then they would be able to determine whether there was any necessity for it. With the amendment proposed by the gentleman from Indiana, (Mr. NOBLE,) it would be very extensive. Where were the Committee to get the rules of the other States? Those adopted in Kentucky were before the Senate. No inconvenience could result from laying the resolution on the table until to-morrow, and he therefore made the motion; which prevailed; and the resolution was laid on the table accordingly.