The Government of Minnesota; Its History and Administration

The Government of Minnesota; Its History and Administration

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: the proper county. 45. The Supreme Court The jurisdiction of this court is largely appellate; appeals are taken to the highest court from the district courts, where its decisions are reviewed by the supreme court. The decisions are rendered in writing, and stand as the law of the case and of the State quite as effectively as a legislative act. In fact a legislative act may be declared void by the supreme court if found to be in conflict with the constitution. It must be remembered that the highest court of the State does not hear jury trials, but passes only upon questions of law except in cases when "writs" have been issued by the court. The supreme court has power, in addition to the trial of appealed cases, to issue writs of error, certiorari, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto, and other writs which are issued in fur-Wnts9 therance of justice and the administration of law. The chapter on "Central Government" under the section "Judiciary" describes the number of courts, the tenure of office of the judges, and their relation to each other. The first part of this chapter has been devoted to the jurisdiction of the different judicial procedUre. bodies, but we still know but little of the real work 1 Mandamus--a command issued by a superior requiring a lower court, corporation, or official person to do some specific duty. Ne exeat--a command to a sheriff or constable to hold a person at the order of the court. Certiorari--a writ from a superior to an inferior court directing that a certified record of a certain case be sent up for review by the superior court. ings of the courts. Of this, however, we may learn by an examination of the procedure followed in the trial of civil and criminal cases. 46. more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236903374
  • 9781236903372