Wills, Trusts, and Estates
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Observe that USRAP provides two rules against perpetuities: (1) the common law
Rule against Perpetuities, and (2) a wait-and-see rule of 90 years. If an interest
satisfies the common law Rule or actually vests within 90 years after its creation,
If the future does shape up this way, the effect of adopting the Uniform Statute is
to keep the Rule against Perpetuities formally on the books, but in abeyance, for
90 years, after which we can expect the Rule to be discarded as an obsolete, ...
For a somewhat similar proposal in this country to abolish the application of the
Rule against Perpetuities to trusts and to terminate trusts after 120 years, see
Paul G. Haskell, A Proposal for a Simple and Socially Effective Rule Against ...