Masonic jurisprudence and related references
(prepared by RN, October 2005 - updated Dec 05, July 06)
“He who decides a case without hearing the other side, though he decide justly, cannot be considered just.” - Seneca. “Four things belong to a Judge; to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide impartially.” - Socrates. “One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.” - Woodrow Wilson
A Beginners Guide to Masonic Jurisprudence by Winger, Mark [was G. Registrar of GL NZ in 1991] Published in UNITED MASTERS LODGE No. 167, Monthly Lodge Notice, Sept 1991 online version at
Grand Lodge of South Australia and Northern Territory publications - Regulations - Lodge Manual - Preparing for Mastership - Corporate and Strategic Plan [outlines GL Structure - also see http://freemasonrysaust.org.au/governance.html ] By-Laws [of your lodge]
Masonic jurisprudence - http://www.halpaus.net/2006/04/mm-april-10-2006-masonic-jurisprudence.html Principles of Masonic Law by Mackey, Albert G [A treatise on the Constitutional Laws, Usages, and Landmarks of Freemasonry] 1856 edition available online at several sites - http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/Mackey_law_fr.html - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/12186 Masonic Jurisprudence - illustrated by Grand Lodge Decisions from the Date of the Union by John T. Lawrence (First edition 1908) (Second edition 1912) (Third edition 1923 - revised and enlarged by Granville Grenfell, JS and White, John) [Series of digests with explanatory notes and references to the important appeals determined by the Grand Lodge of England since 1813] Masonic Jurisprudence in New South Wales
compiled from the Records of the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales from 1888 to 1936
by Day, WR (Second edition 1936) (first edition 1922) An Introduction to Masonic Jurisprudence and the Laws of Freemasonry produced by United Grand Lodge of New South Wales, 1984 Mackey's Jurisprudence of Freemasonry by: Albert G. Mackey revised by Robert L Clegg Publisher: Macoy Pub & Masonic Supply Co available from Lewis Masonic - £15.95 [Coverage of written and unwritten laws of Freemasonry, especially the laws for lodges by an authority on American lodges] [The written and unwritten laws of Freemasonry. Covers the laws for Lodges, Candidates, individuals, and Grand Lodges] Digest of Scottish Masonic Jurisprudence by Wallace-James, RE
.Janner's Complete Speechmaker (seventh edition ..Vol 2 . Irvine Wiest published 1958 by Missouri Lodge of Research [review by Alphonse Cerza in The Philalethes...bigpond.. Ellis S ISBN 455 21732 7 (ninth edition.. Embezzlement by Officers ........6 5... NE (eighth edition 2005) ...1 3. Right to Membership Therein .1 2..25 d. Upon Dissolution .... Cases Holding Them Not Exempt From Taxation .. Upon Sequestration of Lodge's Warrant . Judicial Review of Elections .105 III........ISBN 0455220751 ...... December 1958] Contents Introduction. Relinquishment or Loss of Membership ..... Miscellaneous .. Taxation of Masonic Bodies or Property ......107 1. Right to Exclusive Use of name. Other Cases Involving Collateral Organizations .. Right to Sue and Be Sued .....24 c..2003 .. Rights of Lodge in Property ...... review in The Philalethes.......79 II. In General ..........au/_content/documents/Rules%20of%20Debate. make a presentation or chair a meeting] .........On Meetings (1986)
Freemasonry in American Courts by W....77 13. Capacity to Take and Hold Property ..net.....85 2. Collateral Organizations ..22 a.1 1.au/renton/gmo8.com. Cases Holding Them Exempt From Taxation ...107 2. Masonic Bodies ... Chappenden WJ and Magner.. Cases Arising Out of Ownership of Buildings .mysouthwest. 2001) Guide for Meetings and Organisations by Renton.29 8. Upon Secession ..85 1... Federal Tax Cases ..mysouthwest....... Emblems... Rights of Members in Property ..How to Win Meetings (1991) .Guide for Meetings ... Suits on Death Benefit Certificates and Insurance Policies ....On Chairing (1989) . PE ...31 9... Liability for Injuries During Initiation ...22 a...com....contents shown at http://users......85 3.22 b.Robert's Rules of Order ...........16 6.. Powers of Master and Grand Master Mason 74 11.2 4.22 b... February 1959.au/Leadership%20&%20Training ]
Books by Greville Janner (British author) .. In General ......ISBN 0455220840 [Australian author .....72 10..... Badges and Insignia ...22 7.....ISBN 185418217X) [a definitive source for anyone who has to give a speech.............Guide for Voluntary Associations ......111
.91 4.....Masonic Edition revised and edited by Poll.pdf
[this website contains other useful information at http://lionsdistrict201w2...77 12.... Nature Thereof ... Michael R (2005) ISBN 1-887560-07-6 [American publication] Joske's law and procedure at meetings in Australia by Joske.Vol 1 ....v I...htm ]
Rules of Debate [abridged version for a Lions Club in Australia]
http://lionsdistrict201w2. In General ...
.150 Index ......... 1872) Masonic Jurisprudence by Pound........ Responses to those who belittle Freemasonry... Roscoe [contained in "Masonic Addresses and Writings" by Pound....... G Ars Quatuor Coronatorum Vol 88 (1975) Masonic Questions Answered by the Courts by Cerza..127 Table of Cases Arranged by States . A Ars Quatuor Coronatorum Vol 98 (1985) Some Aspects of International Masonic Law and Customs article by Draffen.. Roscoe (1916) [Pound was a noted American Professor of Law at Harvard in the first half of the 20th Century] available in Kessinger reprint edition ISBN 1564590488 (1997) Lectures on Masonic Jurisprudence (1924) by Pound. F..... Highland Springs....... Miscellaneous Cases ....L...140 Table of Abbreviations ..50 [Masonic ethics and jurisprudence] Institutes of Masonic Jurisprudence Oliver.... John W (1864) [A Practical guide to the subject of Masonic law] The Principles of Masonic Jurisprudence by Simons..... written by judges.......155 The Courts and Freemasonry: Case Histories that Have or Could Affect Freemasonry. W...125 Table of Cases ..
Familiar Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Masonic Jurisprudence by Simonds......... Spring 1991] More About Masonry by: H. Ars Quatuor Coronatorum Vol 30 (1917) [available in Grand Library] American Freemasonry and the Courts article by Cerza...... Dr George (1859) (? also 1874 ?) Craft in the Law Courts article by Hextall. & A........IV...£8.. B.95 [review by Wallace McLeod in The Royal Arch Mason.... 105 pages. Roscoe...according to the Ancient charges and Landmarks by Paton. JW
.. not by Freemasons] available from Lewis Masonic .........112 2. Alphonse.. Hayward Publisher: Macoy Pub & Masonic Supply Co available from Lewis Masonic ..... by Cerza.. [Alphonse Cerza was a noted attorney...... A Freemasonry and Civil Law by Cerza......112 1... Wilson's abstract: Answers to the questions of secrecy and religious ties for Freemasonry delivered by learned Judges] A Special Edition of Research Lodge No..... Libel and Slander ...£12.... 2 A... Virginia: Anchor Communications.. Collateral Cases . M... of Iowa......113 V... c 1986 Hard bound. [Bro. A Freemasonry and its Jurisprudence .... Qualifications of Masonic Judges and Jurors ...117 Acknowledgements .. Chalmers Izett (London.... professor of law and respected Freemason.....
Jackson in Ars Quatuor Coronatorum. Sheperd (1924) [Discusses how landmarks . (Weathervane Books. [Its teachings rules. laws. as specifically used in Masonic lodges] Masonic Manual (1813) by Ashe. laws. 1978] Landmarks of Freemasonry by Silas H. Lewis [cites the sources and general authorities of this facet of Freemasonry] Unwritten Laws of/in Freemasonry (1922) by Hazlitt. (1869) (1902) online version (1869 ed) http://www. 1978) [Ready reference including early history and ritual work typical of a well governed Lodge] Masonic Parliamentary Law (1875) by Mackey.judicial and moral laws .edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa. landmarks. George W. NY. William P.idno=AEM6372
. and present usages which govern the order today] Rule and Teach: A Practical Handbook of Masonic Law and Custom by Edwards. Clausen [review by A. and opinions upon questions of Masonic Jurisprudence] Freemason's Dictionary and Manual of Law Concise by Chase. with Forms and Precedents by Look. regulations of Divisions. 1956) The Law and Custom of Freemasonry by Edwards.C. S. Darrah (1912) reprint available from Kessinger [Treatise on Freemasonry .hti. Henry M.umich. Lewis (London.Freemasonry & Its Etiquette by Campbell-Everden. George W. Albert G Masonic Parliamentary Law (1918) by Whicher. [Dictionary of abbreviations. Luke A. adopted by the Grand Lodge of Connecticut as the basis for their code] Masonic Trials and Michigan Digest: a Treatise upon the Law and Practice of Masonic Trials. Jonathan [Thirty 'arguments' to thoroughly acquaint the brother with the character of the Society and its duties] Digest of Masonic Law (1865) by Chase. New York. Authentics of Fundamental Law for Scottish Rite Masonry by Henry B. PM Masonic Law and Practice (1867) by Lockwood.F. J. organization. [Concise summary of essential principles. or rules of order. rules and precedents] Will of the Lodge by Ashby. [Parliamentary law. as well as a complete manual of Masonic Law] Ancient Mystic Oriental Masonry (1907) by Clymer. [being a complete code. Richard L. R.bind Masons together] The Master's Assistant: a complete treatise on Freemasonry by Delmar D. terms.history.
freemason. Luke A [condensed arrangement with reprints of the Ancient Charges] The Keystone of the Masonic Arch: A Commentary on the Universal Laws and Principles of Ancient Freemasonry (1856) by Scott.org/craftinfo/hiramhandbook. and Ireland. 1390.com/regius.jurisprudence and Masonic law http://www. Rob [Ritual and a synopsis of Masonic Law] Masonic Law and Practice by Lockwood.org.org/hirams/jurisprudence_and_masonic_law.kena. Vol. and of those in England. or when the Master shall order it.linshaw.mainemason.htm The Old Charges of Freemasonry by Haywood. reprint by Kessinger 1998 A Digest Of Masonic Jurisprudence. Stuart Parker (PGM Manitoba) (1963) [Theme Speech .vitruvian. HL (1923) online version at http://www.freemasons-freemasonry. Charles.pdf Hiram's Handbook .ca/omtp/vol9no10.Masonic Trials by Look.au/ancientcharges.freemasons-freemasonry. Halliwell in 1840] ISBN: 1-887560-10-6 [in it is contained the roots of the modern Master Mason's obligations and charges] online version http://www. Masonic Short Talk Bulletin. Carl H pdf version online at http://www. 1997) http://www. first published by James O. Scotland. Henry (Toronto 1889) Some Principles of the Masonic Law by B.html The Duty of the Master in the Government of a Masonic Lodge A Lecture delivered at the Lodge of Instruction of The Victoria Lodge No.txt Masonic Ethics Levitt.4 Dublin (1857) by Townsend.12 March 1934 online version http://www.html
.html The Master's Book by Claudy.htm Hirams Oasis online collection .linshaw.html The Regius Manuscript [manuscript dates from approx.textfiles. Henry M. Dr John Fitzhenry.com/oldcharg.htm Foundations of Masonic Law by anon.html Charges of a Free-Mason.a Presiding Master's Ready Reference by Adams. 1723 . for the Use of the Lodges in London: to be Read at the Making of New Brethren. Wayne T (Maine.The Inter-Provincial Conference of the Senior Officers of the Four Western Canadian Jurisdictions] available online at www. Especially Applicable To Canadian Lodges by Robertson. Jack R California Freemason Online http://www. "Extracted from the Ancient Records of lodges beyond Sea.org/papers/TheMastersBook." http://freemasonrysaust.ca/omtp/vol7no3.com/magazines/STB/stb-1934-03.from Anderson's Constitutions. DGM of Ireland online version http://www. [reports and reviews of certain known Masonic trials] Webb's Freemason's Monitor by Morris.org/cfo/spring_2003/levitt_ethics.
html List of Antient Landmarks as published in the Constitutions of the Grand Lodge of South Australia 1885 [list included in the first edition only.html The Landmarks of Freemasonry (2004) by Jantz.Maine Masonic Text Book (1997 version) .linshaw. Grand Lodge .Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Maine (1820. superceded by Second edition 1893] http://freemasonrysaust. Lionel (1923) [a scholarly appraisal of the 1723 Constitutions] online version http://www.ca/omtp/vol9no5.html My Obligation as a Freemason by Chetty.mainemason. as amended) .ca/texts/landmarks.bcy.htm
.linshaw.ca/omtp/vol9no4.html Maine.org/craftinfo/index.org.au/ancientregulations.html Anderson's Constitutions of 1723 by Vibert. Percy recent online paper at http://freemasonry.Guide for Master and Wardens (1977) online versions at http://www. V V [1983 prizewimming essay from India about the nature of different Obligations] online version http://www.org.au/antientlandmarks.General Regulations of a Free Mason 1721 as found in Anderson's Constitutions 1723 http://freemasonrysaust.