Professor Cooley offers the readers of the Commentaries a brief statement regarding laws of the United States in local jurisdictions: "To present completely local government as it exists in the United States would require a volume.... What we shall say, therefore, will be aimed at an explanation of certain general features, which are to be met with in all the states, and of some of the most important peculiarities."
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Cooley, Thomas M. "Local Government in the United States." In Commentaries on the Laws of England. 3rd ed. By Sir W. Blackstone, vol. 2, 468–72. Chicago: Callaghan, 1884