ID Case Law

Miller v. City of Buhl, 284 Pac. 843 (Idaho 1930)
Category: ID
Sub-category: Case Law
In this case, the city intended to enter into a contract to build and purchase a power plant. Under the agreement, the city incurred no general obligations, but would make installment payments out of a special fund supplied by charges collected for electricity service. The Idaho Supreme Court prohibited the city from finalizing the contract, reasoning that it violated the state constitution restriction on municipal indebtedness.
Pleasant Township v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 138 U.S. 67 (1891)
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Sub-category: Case Law
In this nineteenth century case, the Court held that an Ohio statute authorizing certain townships to issue bonds for railroad construction violated the state constitution’s prohibition on providing public aid to private corporations.