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DECISIONS OF COURTS AND LAWS RELATING TO STRIKES, COMBINATIONS, CONSPIRACIES,
DECISIONS OF COURTS AND LAWS RELATING TO STRIKES, COM
BINATIONS, CONSPIRACIES, BOYCOTTS, ETC.
DECISIONS OF COURTS.
In bringing together the following decisions of courts in cases arising out of strikes and lockouts, no attempt has been made to show all the decisions of this character that have been rendered, but only those which upon the whole could be considered the most important and interesting, and in general only decisions of the highest courts of the States and Territories have been used, though exceptions to this rule have been made in specially interesting cases. The more important decisions rendered by the Federal courts have also been given.
Want of space has rendered it necessary to give the decisions in brief rather than in extenso, showing only the main and important features of the decisions, using largely the syllabi or digests of the decisions as found in the law reporters, though frequently quoting from the language used in the opinions delivered by the courts, where such a course has seemed necessary to convey a clear understanding of the facts in a case and the points of and reasons for the decision therein.
No attempt has been made herein to discuss the merits of the decisions or their application, nor to arrange them in order according to the principles that they announce. To do so thoroughly and in a clear and lucid manner would require more space than is available, and would require that the quotations from the decisions should be split up and scattered under many heads, as most of them touch on a number of labor topics, involving, as they frequently do, the questions of conspiracy, boycotts, intimidation, etc., in one and the same decision. It has been thought best therefore to arrange them by States, alphabetically, and under the heads of the States, commencing with the earliest decisions, to place them in chronological order. In order to assist those who may wish to look directly for decisions bearing on certain topics such as conspiracy, boycotting, blacklisting, etc., these decisions have been thoroughly indexed under such heads in the general index to this volume, and by referring to the same it will be easy to turn at once to all the decisions bearing upon any particular subject.