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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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112 TIIE PUBLIC LAW OF FINLAND.

the landowners of the judicial district. Tlie
court sits twice a year in each district, the
district judge thus goes on circuit twice
annually (February to April and September to
November). The days 011 which the sessions
commence are announced to the public
beforehand. There may also be extraordinary
sessions, either for grave criminal offences or
at the request of one of the suitors.

In each cause, when the hearing is
concluded, the presiding judge must point out to
the councillors the provisions of the law
applicable to the case. The finding’ of the councillors
outweighs that of the presiding judge only
when they unanimously come to a conclusion
different from his ; but if the councillors are
not all agreed, the judge’s decision is decisive.

The jurisdiction of the district court is
analogous to that of the town court, but it does not
extend to cases relating to bills of exchange,
nor to maritime cases relating to average or
insurance, these all being reserved for town
courts.

The tribunals for division of lands (egodel-

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