Cox's Magistrates Cases Volume 6

Cox's Magistrates Cases Volume 6

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...of legal incapacity at the time of his voting under and by virtue of any statute now or hereafter to be in force, or on the ground of any legal incapacity at the time of his voting which may have arisen subsequently to the expiration of the time allowed for making out the list of voters from which the register of voters in force at the time of such election shall have been formed. There were some other provisions relating to other matters. Now I consider the effect of that to be, that inasmuch as on matters of law there was an appeal to the Court of Common Pleas, yet upon matters of fact the decision of the revising barrister would be final, and it was not a matter that he could send to the Court of Common Pleas." Supposing, for example, the barrister had taken some peculiar view of the evidence, and had found that houses were of the value of 101. when most men would not have thought they were of the value of 51., or had held that houses were of the value of 101. when most men thought they were of the value of 151., such matters as that he could not have sent to the Court of Common Pleas. I think what the Legislature had in view was, that where a matter of fact has been fairly raised before the revising barrister, and the revising barrister has heard it, and come to an express decision upon it, then his decision may be reviewed by the election committee in order to see that injustice has not been done. Now, in the present case, it comes with a rather peculiar sort of express decision. The first case coming before the revisingbarrister, the case of Chillingworth being upon the overseers' list, would have stood upon the overseers' list without any decision of the revising barrister at all, unless somebody properly objected...show more

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  • Paperback | 606 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,066g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236817400
  • 9781236817402