An Interesting Case Concerning Libel and Extraterritoriality [Moore, John Bassett (1860-1947)]. Report on Extraterritorial Crime and the Cutting Case. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1887. 130 pp. Quarto (10" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, joints starting at ends, hinges cracked, author inscription to front endleaf, light toning to interior, light foxing to preliminaries and final leaves and rear endleaves. $250. * Only edition. The Cutting Case involved an article about Emigdio Medina, a Mexican newspaper publisher, that appeared in an El Paso, Texas, newspaper. Medina brought a charge of libel against that paper's publisher, Cutting, who was later arrested when he entered Mexico. After serving considerable time jail, Cutting was released by the Mexican Court of Appeals when Medina withdrew his complaint. Most of Moore's report is devoted to the question of extraterritoriality jurisdiction. An authority on international law, Moore was a lawyer, State Department official, professor and the first American to serve as a judge of the Permanent Court of International Justice. This copy was inscribed in 1889 to William F. Wharton [1847-1919], United States Assistant Secretary of State from 1889 to 1893.
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