The American City Volume 22

The American City Volume 22

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...that such decision is capricious, or was made fraudulently, or in bad faith. (West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, City of Huntington, vs. Frederick Holding Co., 101 Southeastern Reporter, 461.) Blanket Police Regulations The decision of the Mississippi Supreme Court handed down in the recent case of Cook vs. City of Pascagoula, 83 Southern Reporter, 305, draws attention to a shortcut that may be taken by cities of Mississippi in defining offenses. One section of the state statutes declares: "All offenses under the penal laws of the state amounting to a misdemeanor shall, when so provided by a general ordinance of the municipality, also he offenses against the city, town, or village in whose corporate limits the offense may have been committed to the same effect as tho such offenses were made offenses against the city, town, or village by separate ordinance in each case, and upon conviction thereof the same punishment shall be imposed by the city, town, or village as is provided by the laws of the state with regard to such offenses against the state, not in excess of the maximum penalty which may he imposed by municipal corporations." Another statute empowers municipalities "to pass all ordinances, and to enforce the same by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding thirty days, or both." The city of Pascagoula adopted an ordinance reading as follows: "Section 1. That all offenses against the penal laws of the state of Mississippi amounting to a misdemeanor shall also be offenses against the city of Pascagoula, Miss., when committed within the corporate limits thereof. "Section 2. That any person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall, upon conviction, be fined not...show more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787331
  • 9781236787330