Recent Important Decisions

Constitutional Law – Taxation – Public Purpose – Rev. St. Me. 1903, c. 4, sec. 87, authorized any municipality to establish a permanent wood, coal, and fuel yard for the purpose of selling wood, coal, and fuel to its inhabitants at cost. Held, not to violate the Fourteenth Amendment. Jones v. City of Portland (U. S., 1917), 38 Sup. Ct Rep. 112.