Biennial Report of the Attorney-general


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Seite 261 - Governor of the state to enforce the performance of a ministerial duty not resting in his discretion; that a ministerial act is one which a person performs in a given state of facts, in a prescribed 'manner, in obedience to the mandate of legal authority, without regard to, or the exercise of, his own judgment upon the propriety of the act being done.
Seite 244 - But a constitution is framed for ages to come, and is designed to approach immortality as nearly as human institutions can approach it. Its course cannot always be tranquil. It is exposed to storms and tempests, and its framers must be unwise statesmen, indeed, if they have not provided it...
Seite 92 - The property to the amount of one thousand dollars of every resident of this State who has served in the army, navy, marine corps or revenue marine service of the United States in time of war, and received an honorable discharge therefrom : or...
Seite 215 - Any woman who is now or may hereafter be married to a citizen of the United States, and who might herself be lawfully naturalized, shall be deemed a citizen.
Seite 244 - in the application of a constitution, our contemplation cannot be only of what has been but of what may be.
Seite 215 - Any woman who might lawfully be naturalized under the existing laws, married, or who shall be married, to a citizen of the United States, shall be deemed and taken to be a citizen.
Seite 239 - Said board may adopt a seal, and may adopt such by-laws, rules, and regulations for the transaction of the business of the board and...
Seite 63 - The city of Philadelphia is a municipal corporation, that is a public corporation created by the government for political purposes, and having subordinate and local powers of legislation It is merely an agency instituted by the sovereign for the purpose of carrying out in detail the objects of government...
Seite 142 - Construction of statutes: words and phrases, in the construction» of all statutes of this state, words and phrases, shall be construed according to the commonly approved usage of the language...
Seite 244 - Legislation, both statutory and constitutional, is enacted, it is true, from an experience of evils, but its general language should not, therefore, be necessarily confined to the form that evil had theretofore taken. Time works changes, brings into existence new conditions and purposes. Therefore a principle to be vital must be capable of under application than the mischief which gave it birth.

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