New Jersey Law Reports Volume 47

New Jersey Law Reports Volume 47

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...or affected its organization than a judgment in the ordinary form would have modified or affected it. In my opinion, no title, in view of the purpose intended, could have been selected which would have been more deceptive. It was easy for the projectors of this statute to state in its title that the object was to validate against the city certain informal claims for work done on this street; instead of that, they effectually concealed from all persons interested the purpose in view by styling it a supplement to an act to re-organize the city. The case affords at once an instance of a plain violation of this constitutional provision, and as plain a plea in favor of ' the wisdom and necessity of such provision. Nor do I think the case so much relied upon by the counsel of the defendant lends any support to his contention in favor of the legality of this act. The case referred to is that of Walter v. Town of Union, 4 Vroom 350. The title of the act there in question was "An act to amend an act to incorporate the town of Union, in the township of Union, in the county of Hudson," and its purpose was to cure certain defects in an ordinance authorizing the construction of a sewer, and providing for the assessment of the costs, charges and expenses of the work. The act validated the ordinance and all proceedings under it. The decision sustaining this act went, I think, to the very.-verge of the law, but the act there in question is not analogous Jto the present one. By the act, which was sustained by the Penna. R. R. Co. v. Jersey City. court, a new capacity or power was bestowed upon the municipality, and which, therefore, might be said to affect its organization, while by the present act a new power is given to the creditor and not...
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  • English
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