Wyatt, Walter Summary

  • Last updated on November 11, 2022

The summaries that reporter Wyatt wrote for all the Supreme Court opinions became a standard feature of some case law referencing systems.

Wyatt received his legal training, which included an editorial position at the law school’s journal, at the University of Virginia. He then began as a law clerk at the federal reserve in 1917. Rising steadily over a career lasting nearly thirty years, he reached the position of general counsel of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve. An expert on banking law, he published several books on the subject.

Wyatt edited or coedited volumes 322 through 376 of the United States Reports. Volumes 322 to 325 were edited retroactively; the reporter’s position had been vacant for more than two years. As part of his editorial duties, Wyatt wrote syllabi for all the opinions, noting the important points of each case. This annotation has now become a standard feature of some case law referencing systems.

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