Pennsylvania Justices' Law Reporter, Volume 8

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Albert R. Place, 1910 - Justices of the peace
Containing cases decided in the courts of the several counties of Pennsylvania, affecting justices of the peace, aldermen, magistrates, burgesses, and other county and township officials.
 

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Page 69 - No person who acknowledges the being of a God, and a future state of rewards and punishments, shall, on account of his religious sentiments, be disqualified to hold any office or place of trust or profit under this Commonwealth.
Page 80 - That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to -the dictates of their own consciences ; that no man can, of right, be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent; that no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience ; and that no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishments or modes of worship.
Page 82 - To permit this would be to make the professed doctrines of religious belief superior to the law of the land, and in effect to permit every citizen to become a law unto himself.
Page 36 - No person shall operate a motor vehicle on a public highway at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper, having regard to the traffic and use of the highway, or so as to endanger the life or limb of any person...
Page 31 - ... then the above obligation to be void. or else to be and remain in full force and virtue.
Page 218 - ... his or their possession, charge, or control ; and shall, without fee or reward, deliver such body or bodies, and permit and suffer the said board and its agents, and the physicians and surgeons, from time to time designated by them, who may comply with the provisions of this act, to take and remove all such bodies to be used within...
Page 79 - The rule of law upon this subject appears to be, that, except where the Constitution has imposed limits upon the legislative power, it must be considered as practically absolute, whether it operate according to natural justice or not in any particular case.
Page 117 - Nor shall the General Assembly indirectly enact such special or local law by the partial repeal of a general law, but laws repealing local or special acts may be passed.
Page 82 - Laws are made for the government of actions, and while they cannot interfere with mere religious belief and opinions, they may with practices. Suppose one believed that human sacrifices were a necessary part of religious worship would it be seriously contended that the civil government under which he lived could not interfere to prevent a sacrifice? Or if a wife religiously believed it was her duty to...
Page 72 - No bill, except general appropriation bills, shall be passed containing more than one subject, which shall be clearly expressed in its title...

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