Biennial Report of the Attorney General Volume 4

Biennial Report of the Attorney General Volume 4

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...judges of the supreme court, I submit the following opinion: It is an elementary principle governing the construction of all statultes, that the intent 0-f the legislature shall be ascertained, if possible, and an interpretation given the statute which will effectuate that intent. In determining the true intent of an act of the legislature, where the meaning of the act is not plain, a court is warranted in availing itself of all legitimate aids to ascertain the true intention of the law-making body, and to avail itself of certain extraneous facts as an aid in reaching the true interpretation. Sutherland on Stat. Const., Sec. 292. In enacting chapter I2 of the acts of the Twenty-ninth General Assembly, the legislature sought to attain two distinct objects: (I) To require a continuous session of the supreme court to be held at the capital of the state. (2) To increase the salaries of the judges of that court. At the time that the bill which became chapter I2 of the acts of the T wenty-ninth General Assembly was before that body, it was a matter of common knowledge that there was a demand throughout the state that the supreme court should hold a continuous session at Des Moines for the submission and determination of causes, as it was believed that the dispatch of the business of the court would, by that means, be greatly facilitated, and that the plan by which such continuous session should be carried out, should be put in force as soon as it could reasonably be done. _ It was also a Well known and conceded fact that the salaries of the judges of the court were inadequate to the amount and character of the work required, and that there was a general demand throughcut the entire state that their salaries be increased, and that they should...
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943007
  • 9781236943002