Cases Determined by the St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield Courts of Appeals of the State of Missouri Volume 79

Cases Determined by the St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield Courts of Appeals of the State of Missouri Volume 79

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...but no such requirement is found in the act, and the courts can not write it into it by construction. The right to exercise the elective franchise is a constitutional one, the highest and most sacred political right that can be conferred upon the citizen, and all laws which abridge the right should be most strictly construed, and laws which impose upon the voter the performance of acts in the least burdensome or inconvenient, such as registration acts, as a prerequisite to the exercise of his, constitutional right to vote, should also be strictly construed, and naught should be required t-hat is not plainly and clearly written in the act. If the names of Gibson, White, Heitman and Franklin are retained on the petition, then it was signed by the requisite number of qualified voters and was a valid petition. We think the court erred in overruling appellants' demurrer to the petition and reverse the judgment, and enter judgment here denying the writ of mandamus. All concur. Speokmann v. Kreig. GUSTAV SPECKMANN, by WILLIAM O. Rrormnnsou, His 1. Damages: VICIOUS Doe: SCIENTER. of which propensity the defendant had knowledge, he kept it at his. Curator, Respondent, v. J onu KREIG, Appellant. St. Louis Court of Appeals, March 21, 1899. l The dog being a vicious one peril. Such an animal is a nuisance, and the keeping of it after notice of its ferocious propensity is so wrongful that the owner is chargeable for any neglect to keep it with such care that it can not do any damage to any person who, without essential fault, is injured by it. Examination of Witness: LEADING QUESTIONS. The privilege to asl; a leading question is always addressed to the discretion of the trial judge, and will not be reviewed on appeal unless it clearly more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745752
  • 9781236745750