Reports of the Decisions of the Judges for the Trial of Election Petitions in Great Britain and Ireland; Pursuant to the Parliamentary Elections ACT,

Reports of the Decisions of the Judges for the Trial of Election Petitions in Great Britain and Ireland; Pursuant to the Parliamentary Elections ACT,

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...and we were referred to those in considerable detail; one was the Gwlldford case, and the other was the Lichfield case, and unquestionably the non-residence of voters for a certain period after the register had been made up was made a ground of objection, and was entertained by the different tribunals before which those questions came. That, however, was done under 6 Vict. c. 18, s. 98, a section which was repealed by the Ballot Act, 1872, as was pointed out by Coleridge, C.J., in the judgment in the case of Stowe v. Jollzl-fie." His Lordship then referred to the Irish statute bearing upon the question, 13 & 14 Vict. c. 69, ss. 14, 85, the main object of which, he said, was to provide for registration alone, and continued: --"But now we have to enter upon an entirely new and different part of this case, namely, the existing state of the law independent of these statutes. This freeman franchise is an immemorial right, existing at common law or by charter, and ascends to a period as remote as the very origin of the Common Law of England. It is quite clear that the main object of the 9th section of the Irish Act, 2 & 3 Will. IV. c. 88, was to affirm and preserve the right of voting to the freemen as already existing, and to annex to that a certain condition or incident. The Ballot Act of 1872 contains these Words in section 7, 'At any election for a county or borough a person shall not be entitled to vote unless his name is on the register of voters for the time being in force in such county or borough.' This is a negative provision first of all, and in order to avoid any arguments which might be founded upon the earlier terms of that section as if it were merely a disqualifying provision, and as necessarily...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236764994
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