Our "Remedy in the Laws." (Google eBook)

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Chicago legal news Company, 1887 - Law reform - 39 pages
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Page 4 - Every subject of the Commonwealth ought to find a certain remedy, by having recourse to the laws, for all injuries or wrongs which he may receive in his person, property or character. He ought to obtain right and justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it; completely, and without any denial; promptly, and without delay ; conformably to the laws.
Page 20 - In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall have the right to appear and defend in person and by counsel ; to demand the nature and cause of the accusation, and to have a copy thereof; to meet the witnesses face to face, and to have process to compel the attendance of witnesses in his behalf, and a speedy public trial by an impartial jury of the county or district in which the offense is alleged to have been committed.
Page 25 - Creating, increasing or decreasing fees, percentage or allowances of public officers, during the term for which said officers are elected or appointed...
Page 34 - The general assembly shall provide such revenue as may be needful by levying a tax, by valuation, so that every person and corporation shall pay a tax in proportion to the value of his, her or its property — such value to be ascertained by some person or persons, to be elected or appointed in such manner as the general assembly shall direct, and not otherwise...
Page 38 - The Legislature shall pass laws to correct abuses and prevent unjust discrimination and extortion in the rates of freight and passenger tariffs on the different railroads in this State...
Page 36 - In each county there shall be elected the following county officers, at the general election to be held on the Tuesday...
Page 25 - ... working roads or highways ; vacating roads, town plats, streets, alleys and public grounds ; locating or changing county seats ; regulating county and township affairs ; regulating the practice in courts of justice; regulating the jurisdiction and duties of justices of the peace, police magistrates and constables ; providing for changes of venue in civil and criminal cases; incorporating cities, towns or villages or changing or amending the charter of any town, city or village...
Page 27 - ... he shall return it, with his objections, to the house in which it shall have originated, which house shall enter the objections at large upon its journal and proceed to reconsider the bill.
Page 28 - If the office of auditor of public accounts, treasurer, secretary of state, attorney general, or superintendent of public instruction shall be vacated by death, resignation or otherwise, it shall be the duty of the governor to fill the same by appointment, and the appointee shall hold his office until his successor shall be elected and qualified in such manner as may be provided by law.
Page 24 - The General Assembly shall not pass local or special laws in any of the following enumerated cases...

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