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Page 420 - By the law of the land is most clearly intended the general law; a law which hears before it condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning is, that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and immunities under the protection of the general rules which govern society. Everything which may pass under the form of an enactment is not therefore to be considered the law of the land.
Page 258 - All city, town and village officers, whose election or appointment is not provided for by this Constitution, shall be elected by the electors of such cities, towns and villages, or of some division thereof, or appointed by such authorities thereof as the Legislature shall designate for that purpose.
Page 261 - The Legislature may declare the cases in which any office shall be deemed vacant when no provision is made for that purpose in this Constitution.
Page 367 - An officer de facto is one who has the reputation of being the officer he assumes to be, and yet is not a good officer in point of law.
Page 121 - They bore, indeed, this character upon their face,. for they were made payable only "after the ratification of a treaty of peace between the Confederate States and the United States of America.
Page 149 - States, and that all commercial intercourse between the same and the inhabitants thereof, with the exceptions aforesaid, and the citizens of other States and other parts of the United States, is unlawful, and will remain unlawful until such insurrection shall cease or has been suppressed...
Page 225 - The Legislative, Executive and Judicial Departments shall be separate and distinct, so that neither shall exercise the powers properly belonging to either of the others ; nor shall any person exercise the powers of more than one of them at the same time, except that Justices of the peace shall be eligible to the Legislature.
Page 268 - All laws now in force in the territory of Wisconsin, which are not repugnant to this constitution, shall remain in force until they expire by their own limitation, or be altered or repealed by the legislature.
Page 400 - ... for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons, either by bringing their minds or hearts under the Influence of education or religion, by relieving their bodies from disease, suffering or constraint, by assisting them to establish themselves In life, or by erecting or maintaining public buildings or works, or otherwise lessening the burdens of government.