Journal of Proceedings (Google eBook)

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Wisconsin Legislature, 1879 - Legislation
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Page 321 - Whatever differences of opinion may exist as to the extent and boundaries of the police power, and however difficult it may be to render a satisfactory definition of it, there seems to be> no doubt that it does extend to the protection of the lives, health, and property of the citizen, and to the preservation of good order and the public morals.
Page 45 - SECTION 4. The members of the assembly shall be chosen biennially, by single districts, on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of November, after the adoption of this amendment, by the qualified electors of the several districts. Such districts to be bounded by county, precinct, town, or ward lines, to consist of contiguous territory, and be in as compact form as practicable.
Page 389 - ... agree with the owner upon the amount of compensation to be paid therefor, or when, by reason of the legal incapacity or absence of any such owner, or other sufficient cause, no such agreement or purchase can be made without delay, the judge of the circuit court of the county in which such lands, or any part thereof, are situated, may, upon application in writing of any such board, containing a description of the lands so required, appoint three disinterested persons, residents of such county,...
Page 228 - social rights,' the like of which probably never before found its way into distinct language being nothing short of this that it is the absolute social right of every individual, that every other individual shall act in every respect exactly as he ought ; that whosoever fails thereof in the smallest particular, violates my social right, and entitles me to demand from the legislature the removal of the grievance. So monstrous a principle is far more dangerous than any single interference...
Page 379 - That a committee of three on the part of the senate, and five on the part of the house, be appointed to prepare such address, and submit it to a meeting of the whigs on Monday morning next, the 13th inst. at half past 8 o'clock.
Page 275 - ... an act to consolidate and amend an act to incorporate the city of Watertown, and the several acts amendatory thereof.
Page 45 - Section 11. The legislature shall meet at the seat of government at such time as shall be provided by law, once In two years...
Page 12 - Assembly, be appointed to wait on his Excellency, the Governor, and inform him that the legislature is now organized and ready to receive any communication he may have to make.
Page 321 - If the public safety or the public morals require the discontinuance of any manufacture or traffic, the hand of the Legislature cannot be stayed from providing for its discontinuance, by any incidental inconvenience which individuals or corporations may suffer. All rights are held subject to the police power of the State.
Page 227 - Selling fermented liquors, however, is trading, and trading is a social act. But the infringement complained of is not on the liberty of the seller, but on that of the buyer and consumer ; since the State might just as well forbid him to drink wine, as purposely make it impossible for him to obtain it. The Secretary, however, says, ' I claim, as a citizen, a right to legislate whenever my social rights are invaded by the social act of another.

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