Louisiana Reports; Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana Volume 2

Louisiana Reports; Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana Volume 2

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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. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ...the change of government. FURTHER, that on the death or resignation of any of the present judgeg, the state, and not the United States, was to give him a successor. The oflice of judge rof the Superior Court of the state, being sufliciently settled and established, to admit of its being filled, as any other ofliee in the event O-I. OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA., I63. further difliculty. Upon the rising of it, inf'orimtg tion was received from Bayou Sarah, that habitants in that quarter?' felt but little dispositionto recognise the authority of the judges. Gentlemen of the bar wrote to us, that apprehensions were entertained, that an attempt to hold Court, might excite ttiniplt and riot. This information was confirmed by a memorial from a number qt' respeptable inhabitants. ' Tar. judges now found themselves, compelled to determine whether they would proceed to S_t. Francisville, and exercise their judicial duties, in a part of the country, the inhabitants of which were disposed to question the authority of oilicers, whom the government of the United States appeared to disowri. ' _ THE general result of their reflections, aided by all the sources of information, and. every advice within their reach, was, ' that their authority, as tCI'4 ritorial judges, remained unimpaired in the seventh district of the former territory. THIS was to be rule oftheir conduct, although contrary to the opinion which they were bound to weigh and respect, but to which could not submit, without a dereliction of duty; the authority was to be exercised or surrendered: the latter alternative was adopted. In resigning, the judges understood they resigned no authority under the state--they resigned to the President of the United States; and, ...
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684257X
  • 9781236842572