Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the Territory of Arizona Volume 13

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the Territory of Arizona Volume 13

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... as to render the law void, we here have other matter which must be looked to in placing upon it a true construction. We have a right, in fact it is our duty, to read into the paragraph such other portions of the act as properly explain and qualify it. If by so doing the general term "taxpayers of xm Ar-iz.--16 the district be limited so as to free it from the intrinsic absurdity and ambiguity suggested, and to harmonize it with the requirements of the organic act, it is then a valid statute. Reading paragraph 2185 in connection with paragraph 2182, we are of the opinion that it furnishes a reference to other provisions of the statutes limiting and defining the expression "taxpayers of the district." The words "except as otherwise provided in this title," in paragraph 2185, exclude the application of the general election laws as the test of the qualification of voters at a schoool bond election. Paragraph 2176, title 19, restricts the general expression "taxpayers of the district." Paragraph 2176, in conjunction with paragraph 2182, prescribes the qualifications of voters at a school bond election. Thus interpreted, paragraph 2182 is not in conflict with the organic act. Nor have we in so determining lost sight of the argument of the appellees, to the effect that paragraph 2176 occurs in those sections of the title which particularly relate to the election of school trustees. A reading of the section discloses that the qualifications therein laid down are not merely for elections at which school trustees are to be chosen, but for any school district election. For the reasons already stated, the expression "taxpayers-of the district" in paragraph 2182 is not ambiguous and uncertain in...
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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824008
  • 9781236824004