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1905 edition. Excerpt: ...forbade the creation by special act of a
new corporation, but also precluded the conferring of additional
powers upon a corporation already existing. The point of the
decision was subsequently affirmed in The State v. The City of
Cincinnati, ' reaffirmed in The State ex rel. v. Mitchell, ' and
has been followed in all subsequent cases. What Are Corporate
Powers? No formal definition of corporate power has ever been given
by the Supreme Court, but the numerous decisions on this subject
show with fair precision the sort of powers included within this
class. Until the recent decision in the case of The State ex rel.
Knisely et al v. Jones et al. 1' the court has usually made the
decision as to what are corporate powers depend largely upon the
character of the body upon which they are conferred. This
distinction is well illustrated in the leading case of The State v.
Pugh.11 This was a case brought to test the constitutionality of an
act reorganizing the city government of Columbus. The act
authorized the 1. The same principle is asserted by the Supreme
Court of Pennsylvania in Ayar-s Appeal, 122 Pa. State, 266. See
infra, page 53. 2. The State ex rel. v. Hawkins, 44 Ohio State, 98;
The State ex rel. v. Wall et al., 47 Ohio State, 499; The State ex
rel. v. Baker et al., 55 Ohio State, 1. 3. The State ex rel. v.
Mitchell, 31 Ohio State, 592; The State v. Pugh, 43 Ohio State, 98.
4. 20 Ohio State, 18. 5. 23 Ohio State, 445. 6. 31 Ohio State, 592.
7. 20 Ohio State, 18. 8. '23 Ohio State, 445. 9. 31 Ohio State,
592. 10. 66 Ohio State, 453; infra, p. 42. 11. 4-3 Ohio State, 98.
trustees of the city1s sinking fund to redistrict the city into
wards, and also authorized the city council to appoint three
members of a board of control. The court held that the...
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