State ex rel. County of Jackson, State of Missouri, et al. vs. Marion D. Waltner: Opinion
Court Opinion by Judge George R. Ellison for Case No. 35302: State ex rel. County of Jackson, State of Missouri, David E. Long, J.W. Hostetter and Battle McCardle, as judges of the county court of Jackson County, Missouri, and William Hicks, as clerk of the county court of Jackson County, Missouri, petitioners, vs. Honorable Marion D. Waltner, Judge of the circuit court of Jackson County, Missouri, and Clarence B. Reed, respondents. Ellison details respondent Reed's petition for injunction to contest the results of a bond election during the August 1936 primary. Reed alleges that the Pendergast Machine organized mass voter fraud in part to approve the local bonds, and then provides examples of the same. Ellison concludes that the respondents do not have jurisdiction in order to contest the election, regardless of the validity of the facts presented.