New Jersey Law Reports Volume 50

New Jersey Law Reports Volume 50

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...Our duty ends when we interpret the law so as to give effect to the legislative intention as expressed in the language of thelaw-maker. The relators being entitled to their offices for a term to continue during good behavior, and from which they cannot le-gally removed except for misconduct, the effect of the ordinance certified will be, if not arrested, to remove them by' lapse of time. If the tenure of the office can be changed to one year, it may be reduced to one month or one week, and thus the act of 1886 will furnish no obstacle to the removal VoL. xxx. 22 of policemen at the mere will of council, and for reasons other than those which the legislature has declared shall be the only reasons to justify a removal. In our opinion, the ordinance of May 17th, 1887, is unauthorized and illegal, and should be set aside. THE STATE, CHARLES H. MGCHESNEY, PROSECUTOR, V. THE INHABITANTS OF THE CITY OF TRENTON. The chief of police of the city of Trenton, as a member of the police department, is entitled to hold his office during good behavior, and can be removed only for causes specified in the act of February 23d, 1886. On certiorari to remove an ordinance of the common conncil of the city of Trenton. Argued at November Term, 1887, before Justices DEPUE, VAN SYCKEL and KNAPP. For the plaintiff, G. D. W. Vroom. For the defendants, Wm. AI. Lanning. 'The opinion of the court was delivered by VAN SYCKEL, J. This controversy involves the construction of the seventeenth section of the charter of the city of Trenton (Pamph. L. 1874, p. 339), which is as follows: " That the common council, at the regular meeting on the third Monday in April, or as soon thereafter as circumstances will permit, shall, by the votes of a majority of all its members, more

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