Wisconsin Reports Volume 147

Wisconsin Reports Volume 147

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...the notions of the times, and that there will appear little need therefor when the real nature thereof is comprehended, is made prominent. It was that idea, largely, which moved one eminent writer to speak of it as the "greatest single achievement of the eighteenth century," and another to characterize it as the "most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man." Truly, it cannot be said of that which was so unequaled in the eighteenth century, and, we may well add, was unequaled in the nineteenth and has been since, that it can take the cast, so to speak, from time to time of its environments as judicial instrumentalities may view it through the vista of conditions in prwsenti. All history says No. The very inconsistency of the contrary says No. The absence of any necessity for, and the destructive danger of, any such quality say No. A new remedy for a new condition within the boundaries of reason is within legitimate police authority. Who could wish more? How could more exist and human liberty, natural, inherent rights be safe? Would it not be well to recur to the classic rule for testing legitimacy of legislative enactments, given by the most eminent judicial expounder of Borgnis v. Falk Co. 147 Wis. 327. the constitution of which the history of American jurisprudence bears record: "Let the end be legitimate, let it be within the scope of the constitution, and all means which are appropriate, which are plainly adapted to that end, which are not prohibited, but consist with the letter and spirit of the constitution, are constitutional." M cCullough v. Maryla/nd, 4 Wheat. 316, 421. With that and the significance of the declared purpose and central thought of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777387
  • 9781236777386