Plaintiff owned and operated coin-operated phonographs, commonly known as juke boxes, in the City of New Kensington, Pennsylvania. The city enacted an ordinance making the possession of coin-operated phonographs or music boxes within the city without a license illegal. An annual license fee of $25.00 per machine was imposed and violators were subjected to fine and imprisonment, each day of illegal operation constituting a separate offense. Plaintiff sought to enjoin enforcement of the ordinance, alleging that it would cause him irreparable injury and that it was unconstitutional because beyond the legislative power of the city council. An injunction was granted by the lower court. On appeal, held, reversed. Adams v. City of New Kensington, (Pa. 1947) 55 A. (2d) 392.
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MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS-VALIDITY OF JUKE BOX LICENSING ORDINANCE AS EXERCISE OF POLICE POWER,
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