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Jones Act

 

a measure adopted by the United States Congress on Aug. 29, 1916; the author was Senator W. Jones. The act provided for the formation in the Philippines of an elected bicameral legislative assembly. The American governor-general retained executive power and the right to veto laws. According to the Jones Act the Philippines were promised independence after a “stable government” was established. In 1934 the Tydings-McDuffie Act was adopted, according to which the Philippines were given autonomy and promised independence after a ten-year “transitional period.”

PUBLICATION

“The Philippine Autonomy Act (Jones Law).” Encyclopedia of the Philippines, vol. 6. Manila, 1935. Pages 146-70.
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Both recognized the importance of the Jones Law in Philippine colonial history.
The Jones Law, named after its proponent-Congressman William Jones of Virginia-laid down the framework for a more autonomous government, preparatory to the grant of independence to the Philippines by the United States.
The Jones Law became our new Constitution which created a legislature of two chambers, the Senate and House of Representatives.
Mi ydw i, fel Phil, yn defnyddio geiriau Saesneg am dermau pel-droed, sy'n anochel falle o fod wedi chwarae yng nghynghreiriau lleol Ceredigion, ond dw i ddim yn credu y bydden i na rhieni peldroedwyr Gwynedd ishe darllen am "benaltis" ac "offside" ar bapur, a dw i wrth fy modd yn clywed safon odidog yr iaith ar Sgorio, yn cynnwys cynganeddu Morgan Jones law yn llaw a iaith Malcolm Allen.
Solicitor Paul Dumbleton, from Cardiff-based Beech Jones Law, represented the tenants at the hearing, along with renowned London barrister Peter Prescott QC.
The Conway office of the Jack Lyon & Jones law firm sued for $202,362 of that, and attorney Edgar Tyler of Conway sued for $36,443.
Sponsorhip from Clement Jones law firm helped Alex to arrange the technology and Lip a chipped in with the rest.
The Jones Law created a Legislature consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives.
Ms Sutton gained business litigation experience with a position at Hugh James Solicitors and with Beech Jones Law Solicitors.
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Hodge of Little Rock, parliamentarian; Scott Zuerker, with the Jones Law Firm of Fort Smith, chair of the young lawyers section.