Press enter after choosing selection

Homeop Bill Goes

Homeop Bill Goes image
Parent Issue
Public Domain
OCR Text

The state snprerne cjurt on Tuesday hauded down a decisión that the last, acts of the recent legislatura were valid and that the faot that Gov. Rich sigued them afrer adjourument, in no way ! vahdated them. This nieans that the I removal of thu homeopathie school from the nniversity to Detroit was a legal step aud in that hght the decisión was 011e of great importance to this city. The decisión washanded down by Jndge Hooker aud was concurred in by Chief Justice McGrath, Judge Long and ' Montgomery. The decisión depends ' npon the constraction to be put upon section 1, article 4, of the constitntion. "Every bill and conourreut vesolntion, except of adjournrneut, passed by the legislatnre, shall be presented to the governor bef ore it becomes a law. If he approves he shall sign it; but if not, he shall return it with his objections to the hoase in which ifc originated, which shall enter the objections at large upon their journal, aud reconsider it. Ou such reconsideraron, if i thirds of the members elected agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent with the objectious to the otuer house, by which it sball be reconsidered. If approved by two tbirds of the members elected to I that house, it shall becoine a law. In such cases the vote of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays; and the names of the members voting for aud against the bill shall be entered on the juuruals ef each house respectively. If aay bill be not returned by the goveruor within ten days, Sundays excepted, aiter it has been presented to hiiu, the sauie shall become a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, uuless the legislatura, by their adjournraeut, preveut its return; in whioh case it shall n.jt become a lav?. The goveruor may approve, sign aud file in the uffioe of the secretary of state, within ; flve days after the adjoarnmeut of the iegislature, any act passed during the last five days of the session, and the saine shall beuom6 a law It was contended upon the pait of spyadeiit that the goveraor roisrlsD lawfuliy sign a bill at auy time within ten days aiter its passage aud that his negiect to retnrn the bill with reasons for not signing it within ten days was equivalent to a siguatnre, unless the Iegislature by adjournnïent, prevented suoh return in which case it would not beoome a law unless he signed it within ten days. The court holds that the goveruor had the right to sign the bill after the ari journment, and cites a New York case tor this decisión, stating that Micbigau'scoustitution is copied on the liiies of that of New York and that therefore a constructiou in New York would have the greatest weight in a Michigan constitutional construction There were cases cited for a coustructiou the other way, bnt the New York constru-ition was given most weight. The deiision of the supreme court does net end the fight. A legal determination of the coustitutionality of the measure will be had upon other grouiids. President Angelí believes that the power of tho legislature over the regents exteuds merely to appropriatious, and that then the regents may accept or rejeut such appropriatious. The president doubts whether the legislature can define auy act which the regents are bound to do. In fact the question res lves itself to this : Is the board of regents, elective as it is and executive, to be independent of the state legislarme ot is it within the power aud at the dictation of auother executive body?


Ann Arbor Argus
Old News