Washington Law Review


Almost two years have passed since the six-three decision in Ashford v. Reese, holding that in this state an executory forfeitable contract for the sale of real estate creates no title, legal or equitable, in the vendee. Since that time a Department of the Court has once reaffirmed the doctrine, and the legislature has initiated, but not consummated, an attempt to change the rule. It is not the purpose of this brief article to reiterate what has heretofore been discussed both in the opinions of the Court and in these pages; but merely, for the sake of completeness, to refer to some of the Washington cases not heretofore referred to in this controversy, in either the majority or dissenting opinion or elsewhere, because they have been misdigested and lost in the books.

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