Reports of Contested Election Cases in the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the Years 1903-1922: Together with the Opinions of the Supreme Judicial Court Relating to Such Elections

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Wright & Potter Printing Company, 1922 - 240 pages
 

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Page 35 - To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General Court assembled. The undersigned...
Page 219 - ... such office, in which the voter may insert the name of any person not printed on the ballot for whom he desires to vote as candidate for such office.
Page 165 - ... as may for that purpose be provided by law, shall, on the first Tuesday of August next after each assignment of representatives to each county, assemble at a shire town of their respective counties, and proceed, as soon as may be, to divide the same into representative districts of contiguous territory, so as to apportion the representation assigned to each county equally, as nearly as may be, according to the relative number of legal voters in the several districts of each county...
Page 163 - AND the Senate and House of Representatives may try, and determine, all cases where their rights and privileges are concerned, and which, by the Constitution, they have authority to try and determine, by committees of their own members, or in such other way as they may respectively think best.
Page 133 - On the other hand, where the question is one of public right, and the object of the mandamus is to procure the enforcement of a public duty, the people are regarded as the real party...
Page 69 - THE House of Representatives shall be the judge of the returns, elections, and qualifications of its own members, as pointed out in the constitution...
Page 222 - ... the representation assigned to each county equally, as nearly as may be. according to the relative number of legal voters in the several districts of each county; and such districts shall be so formed that no town or ward of a city shall be divided therefor, nor shall any district be made which shall be entitled to elect more than three Representatives.
Page 197 - States may deprive persons of life, liberty, and property without due process of law (and the amendment itself does suppose this), why should not Congress proceed at once to prescribe due process of law for the protection of every one of these fundamental rights, in every possible case, as well as to prescribe equal privileges in inns, public conveyances, and...
Page 195 - The general court shall forever have full power and authority to erect and constitute judicatories and courts of record, or other courts...
Page 194 - In all controversies concerning property, and in all suits between two or more persons, except in cases in which it .has heretofore been...

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