The Story Of A Great Court; Being A Sketch History Of The Supreme Court Of Wisconsin, Its Judges…

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byJohn Bradley Winslow

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...laws, and from the examination we have given them we entertain no doubt as to their constitutionality, and we are of the opinion that the bonds issued in conformity to their provisions will be valid and binding upon the state of Wisconsin. "Respectfully yours, "ldtheb 8. Dixon, Chief Justice, "O. Com:, Associate Justice. "P. S. Mr. Justice Paine is at present in Milwaukee and has had no opportunity of acting upon the subject matter of your communication. % "O. By the aid of this decision, rendered in advance, the bonds were negotiated and none ever had the hardihood to contest their validity. The last act passed by the legislature of 1861 at its regular session (Chapter 309) was an act exempting from civil process all volunteers in the military service of the United States, and suspending all legal proceedings against such volunteers as long as their service continued. This act was somewhat amended by Chapter 7 of the laws passed at the extra session of 1861 and its constitutionality challenged in several cases which came before the Court at the June term, 1862." It was held unconstitutional as impairing the obligation of contracts in a brief opinion by Judge Cole. The ground of the decision was that the law took away all remedy for the breach of the contract for an indefinite period and that the taking away of all remedy was in effect the destruction of the obligation of the contract itself. From this conclusion Judge Paine dissented, but filed no opinion. Hasbrouck v. Shlpman, 16 Wis. 296. CHAPTER XVl CHIEF JUST1CE D1XON'S SECOND CAMPA1GN Chief Justice Dixon's term was to expire in January, 1864, and the election of his successor was to take place in the preceding April. The state rights issue, which all but defeated him in 1860, was...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...laws, and from the examination we have given them we entertain no doubt as to their constitutionality, and we a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217898106

ISBN - 13:9780217898102

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