Louisville Election Contest Cases; Opinion of Chancellors Miller and Kirby with Parallel Comment by Counsel for Republican Contestants

Louisville Election Contest Cases; Opinion of Chancellors Miller and Kirby with Parallel Comment by Counsel for Republican Contestants

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...sidewalk." (Answer 5.) Phalen says: "So I turned around to block the door, and by the time as I turned, somebody hit me in the head, and when I came to myself I was out in the street off the pavement." (Answer 58.) Clements (who was across the street) says: " They started, to go in the voting place. Phalen motioned them back;... and finally the leader started in any way, and then I saw them all draw something which I afterwards saw to be pistols and after a little tussle they got Phalen on the outside." (Answer 6.) Bob Bridgeford says: "And the first thing I knew Phalen was being grabbed and dragged out of the voting place." (Answer 7.) Rev. Dr. Hamilton says: "And then in the scrimmage at the door, he (Phalen) was drawn out into the street and pistols drawn." (Answer 6.), election officers as "treat money." Q. 50. Did the sheriff of election call on the police officers to arrest or prevent any man from going into that voting place? A. Not that I know of. Q. 51. The officers did not fail to respond at any time while you were there, to the request of the sheriff to put any one out of the polls, did they? A. Not to my knowledge." We agree fully with the witness as to his first specifications; it was clearly the duty of the officers present to arrest the offenders; there was absolutely no excuse for their plain derelection of duty. It is hardly necessary, however, for us to repeat that we have, in this case, nothing to do with the trial of criminal charges. It is freely conceded upon either side that we have no jurisdiction of those maters. The only question properly before us is this: how far did these acts affect the result of the election--not whether any one was...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236756339
  • 9781236756336