The Law of Municipal Corporations, Volume 1

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James Cockcroft, 1873 - 988 páginas

The Law of Municipal Corporations by John Dillon Forrest, first published in 1873, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.

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Página 173 - It is a general and undisputed proposition of law that a municipal corporation possesses and can exercise the following powers and no others: First, those granted in express words; second, those necessarily or fairly implied in or incident to the powers expressly granted; third, those essential to the declared objects and purposes of the corporation — not simply convenient but indispensable.
Página 453 - That no person arrested or confined in jail, shall be treated with unnecessary rigor, or be put to answer any criminal charge, but by presentment, indictment or impeachment.
Página 92 - Among the most important are immortality, and if the expression may be allowed, individuality; properties by which a perpetual succession of many persons are considered as the same, and may act as a single individual.
Página 92 - It is chiefly for the purpose of clothing bodies of men, in succession, with these qualities and capacities, that corporations were invented, and are in use. By these means a perpetual succession of individuals are capable of acting for the promotion of the particular object, like one immortal being.
Página 130 - It shall be the duty of the Legislature to provide for the organization of cities and incorporated villages, and to restrict their power of taxation, assessment, borrowing money, contracting debts, and loaning their credit, so as to prevent abuses in assessments and in contracting debt by such municipal corporations...
Página 453 - That no freeman shall be convicted of any crime but by the unanimous verdict of a jury of good and lawful men, in open court, as heretofore used.
Página 410 - It is a doctrine not to be tolerated in this country that a municipal corporation, without any general laws either of the city or of the state, within which a given structure can be shown to be a nuisance, can, by its mere declaration that it is one, subject it to removal by any person supposed to be aggrieved, or even by the city itself. This would place every house, every business, and all the property of the city at the uncontrolled will of the temporary local authorities.
Página 446 - Indiana of 1857, for the incorporation of cities, mayors, in addition to their duties proper, have, "within the limits of cities, the jurisdiction and powers of a justice of the peace in all matters, civil and criminal, arising under the laws of the State, and for crimes and misdemeanors a jurisdiction co-extensive with the county.
Página 221 - The general assembly shall never authorize any county, city, town, or township, by vote of its citizens or otherwise, to become a stockholder in any joint stock company, corporation, or association...
Página 95 - They are local subdivisions of the state, created by the sovereign power of the state, of Its own sovereign will, without the particular solicitation, consent, or concurrent action of the people who Inhabit them.

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