Parliamentary Law: With Forms and Diagram of Motions

Century, 1908 - 295 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 35 - No motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment.
Σελίδα 233 - The consequences of a measure may be reprobated in strong terms ; but to arraign the motives of those who propose to advocate it, is a personality, and against order.
Σελίδα 52 - Where questions are perfectly equivalent, so that the negative of the one amounts to the affirmative of the other, and leaves no other alternative, the decision of the one concludes necessarily the other. 4 Grey, 157. Thus the negative of striking out amounts to the affirmative of agreeing; and therefore to put a question on agreeing after that on striking out, would be to put the same question in effect twice over.
Σελίδα 95 - ... similar attempts from those in power, are the forms and rules of proceeding which have been adopted as they were found necessary, from time to time, and are become the law of the House ; by a strict adherence to which, the weaker party can only be protected from those irregularities and abuses which these forms were intended to check, and which the wantonness of power is but too often apt to suggest to large and successful majorities.
Σελίδα 151 - Here, there having been already a resolution, any person has a right to insist that the Speaker, or any other whose duty it is, shall carry it into execution; and no debate or delay can be had on it. Thus any member has a right to...
Σελίδα 27 - As many as are in favor of the motion say aye; those opposed say no. The ayes have it and the motion is adopted.
Σελίδα 200 - In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall perform the duties of President SEC.
Σελίδα 231 - We do hereby certify that we have examined the accounts and vouchers of the treasurer, and find them correct; and that the balance in his hands is twenty-four dollars and sixty-three cents.
Σελίδα 136 - It has been moved, and seconded, "That the nominations be closed.
Σελίδα iii - If the student has once fixed in his 'mind the idea that parliamentary law is not a series of arbitrary rules, but a plain, consistent system, founded on common sense, and sanctioned by the experience of mankind, he will have gone far toward understanding it.

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