The difference in the quality of present-day law reports and in quality of Law Reports which were published in 1939 is huge.
You know everything about present-day law reports if you are still buying them. There will be headnotes and then judgements. Mostly, you will not see “Editor’s note” anywhere.
I once saw a 1939 Bombay Law Report.
It contained Editor’s Notes, Letters to Editor (In the letters, lawyers used to comment on judgements published in the previous volume), and then Jokes and Poems contributed by lawyers and then headnotes and then judgements.
I am the Admin of Lawctopus. I am for law students, of law students and by law students. I am Torts and Contracts and moots and internships. I am your boyfriend! And your girlfriend too! Mentor. Friend. Junior. Senior. I am the footnote in your research paper. Foreword in your life. The jugaad for your internship. The side gig which earns you bucks. I am Maggi. Pocket money too.