Turcheneske, John Anthony / The Ku Klux Klan in northwestern Wisconsin
Chapter 7: One man's vendetta, pp. 120-137 PDF (5.8 MB)
132 courts could not exercise jurisdiction in a case such as Minier's Thite noted that the State of 1iontana had a corrupt practice law similar to Wisconsin's vis-a-vis Sections 12.22 to 12.24 inclusive. By way of citing precedent, White stated that in a case similar to 11Minier's, a Montana court, in a clear cut opinion, held that state's corrupt practice law to be of no effect and unconstitutional.44 White also agreed v7ith the Governor that had "....the petitioner...proceeded Ln the proper jurisdiction before the election to restrain the placing of Graham's name on the ballot the court would have had jurisdiction."45 Blaine agreed that White was correct in his opinion, thus giving the Governor no basis on w hich to initiate a full scale investigation into Einier's complaint. 46 Meanwhile, inier was getting rather anxious. Time was getting short and if a case were to be made it would have to bedone quickly else all would be lost. In an early December letter to the Governor, the Assemblyman let it be knovn that he had submitted a copy of the petition to Attorney Dan H. Grady. According to 17inier, Grady 44White to Blaine, November 27, 1926, OPI., The case cited was State ex rel Smith v District Court 50 Montana 134. 45Ibid. The precedent cited in this case was State ex rel Vc±7voy v Gillian 60 Wash. 420. 46 Letter of John J. Blaine to Ferris M., White, November 30, 1926, an.
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