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Argument of the State presented by L.A. Emery, Attornery General of Maine:
The State itself has here come into court, and demands of this corporation that it contribute its fair share toward that revenue without which, State, Court and corporation must all perish together. Yet, here the corporation pleads immunity purchased for a price. The plea ought to be instantly overruled. Sovereignty is beyond price.
State of Maine, Supreme Judicial Court, Cumberland County
Maine Central Railroad Company, State of Maine, tax revenue, lawsuit
State of Maine, Supreme Judicial Court, "The State of Maine Vs. The Maine Central Railroad Company, 1876: Arguments for the State [concerns recovery of assessed taxes]" (1876). Books and Publications. 143.