The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 20

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 20

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...referendum in party nominations. Under this system no nomination by a party convention will become the nomination of the party if within a certain time a petition, signed by a certain percentage of the enrolled voters of the party, is presented, asking that the nomination be made by direct vote of the enrolled party members. It is not probable that the occasion for the actual use of this referendum would often arise, yet the constant possibility of its exercise would prove highly advantageous. The serious threat of the referendum would ordinarily be sufiicient either to lead the organization to accept a compromise, or to make the nomination that seemed to be demanded by a majority of the party. Mounted POIice.--Arizona" and Texas" have reorganized their ranger force. The Texas act provides that the governor may-organize a ranger force to protect "the frontier against marauding and thieving parties and for the suppression of lawlessness and crime throughout the state." The force may consist of four companies, of twenty privates, one captain and one first sergeant each. The officers and privates have the powers of peace officers, and must aid the regular civil authorities in the execution of the laws. The captains of the companies and the quartermaster for the entire force are appointed by the governor, and may be removed at his pleasure. The govemor and adjutant-general make regulations for the government and control of the force, and the governor may disband the force in whole or in part at any time. The Arizona law provides for one company of Arizona rangers, for the protection of the frontier of the territory. Municipal Home Rule.""--CaliforniaM submitted a constitutional amendment, to be voted on more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236811992
  • 9781236811998