A movement has recently gained considerable headway in this country to overturn the well settled common law rule that executory agreements to arbitrate disputes are revocable." Congress and the legislatures of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Oregon have recently enacted laws designed to effect this result. Where such laws are in force it is no longer possible for one to enter into a solemn agreement with another to arbitrate in case any dispute should arise, and later, when a dispute has arisen, resort directly to the courts, in total disregard of such agreement.
Alfred N. Heuston,
The Settlement of Disputes by Arbitration,
Wash. L. & Rev.
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