Congressional Edition Volume 2259

Congressional Edition Volume 2259

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...for the party hostile to the contestant than to replenish the school fund of the State. They seem to have loaned their functions to the "Coalition " partv and their campaign committees. We do not believe that the section of the State statute (section 29) under which these appointments were made (and cited in the report of the majority) created such officers or authorized their appointment. If collectors of arrears of taxes had been appointed under section 34 of the same statute, with the approval of the governor, there would have been good reason to think that the auditor could have placed the lists of delinquent capitation taxes in their hands for collection. But we concede that the tax system of Virginia, taken as a whole, is somewhat obscure, aud we will not under the circumstances reverse the decision of that department of the State government which is charged with its administration. The practice of making these special appointments seems to have been inaugurated bv the contestant while auditor of public accounts of the State; and while we do not think that the principle of estoppel applies, we admit that this circumstance would greatly embarrass a decision on this point in favor of contestant. There can be no doubt that many capitation-tax receipts were issued in blank; that many were issued on the day of election, and that many were issued in gross and then distributed. And it is claimed with much force that any payment of taxes for delinquent voters without their authority previously given, especially when inade by political agencies, approximates bribery. But we cannot say that the evidence is clear that a sufficient number of votes, illegal for any cause, were cast for the sitting member to justify the rejection of his...
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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497775
  • 9781236497772