Reports of Cases Determined in the Election Court, for the Province of Nova Scotia

Reports of Cases Determined in the Election Court, for the Province of Nova Scotia

By (author) 

List price: US$13.24

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...not cited that this Court may declare an election void for any cause for which an election committee could have done so. The decisions to which I am about to refer shew that the Court of Common pleas in England, of which this Court is, for the purpose of trying Controverted Elections, the counter part, claim and exercise the power of avoiding elections, not solely for causes specified by statute, but for any cause which has interfered with the purity, the freedom, or regularity of elections, and which has been recognized by either Statute or Common Law as sufficient. Bedford Case, 1, O. and H. 40 (BARON MABTINS--"Bl1t it has long been held, before these Acts of Parliament passed at all, that by the Common Law of the Land, that is law not created by the enactments of Acts of Parliament, bribery, undue influence, and undue pressure vitiated an election"---"or if it could be proved that there was treating in all directions, on purpose to influence voters, that houses were thrown open where people could drink without paying for it--by the Common Law such election would be void, because it would be carried on con trary to the principle of the law. Oheltenham case, (1, and H. 62.) Petition alleged undue influence, did not contain any allegation that election was void at Common Law, on account of general intimidation and did not pray the seat. BARON MARIIN: --"My impression is that evidence may be given to show that the election is void at Common Law, cents6c., do. ''In the event of its being thought fit to rely on evidence of this kind another paragraph should be put in the petition and the objection to the election should be general violence toward voters." Coventry case (1, and H. 105) WILLIS J.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804465
  • 9781236804464