Latonia Wins Its Liquor Case, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-19


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LATONIA WINS ITS LIQUOR CASE. Frankfort, Ky., December 18. The Court of Appeals yesterday construed the statute relative to tile power of police judges in the case of Earle, mayor of Latonia, against the Latonia Agricultural Association, holding that such official has no power to try cases originating outside the city limits. An attempt was made to prosecute the Latonia race track management for the sale of liquor at the track when the city ordinance prohibited the sale within half a mile of the city limits. The state court rules that the police judge has fio authority to try the case, but policemen may take offenders before a magistrate or county judge.

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