Reports of Decisions Rendered by the Supreme Court of the Hawaiian Islands, Volume 7 (Google eBook)

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H.L. Sheldon, 1890 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 558 - It is that state of the case, which, after the entire comparison and consideration of all the evidence, leaves the minds of the jurors in that condition that they cannot say they feel an abiding conviction, to a moral certainty, of the truth of the charge.
Page 515 - Rights of property, like all other social and conventional rights, are subject to such reasonable limitations in their enjoyment, as shall prevent them from being injurious, and to such reasonable restraints and regulations established by law, as the legislature, under the governing and controlling power vested in them by the constitution, may think necessary and expedient.
Page 463 - ... any convict, lunatic, idiot, or any person unable to take care of himself or herself without becoming a public charge...
Page 76 - The courts cannot enlarge the scope of the title. They are vested with no dispensing power. The Constitution has made the title the conclusive index to the legislative intent as to what shall have operation. It Is no answer to say that the title might have been made more comprehensive, if In fact the Legislature have not seen fit to make it so.
Page 773 - State, by which persons and property are subjected to all kinds of restraints and burdens, in order to secure the general comfort, health and prosperity of the State, of the perfect right, in the Legislature, to do which no question ever was, or upon acknowledged general principles ever can be, made, so far as natural persons are concerned.
Page 35 - Nothing is more incumbent upon Courts of Justice, than to preserve their proceedings from being misrepresented ; nor is there anything of more pernicious consequence, than to prejudice the minds of the public against persons concerned as parties in causes, before the cause is finally heard . . . There are three different sorts of contempt.
Page 355 - Every objection to any indictment for any formal defect apparent on the face thereof shall be taken by demurrer or motion to quash such indictment before the jury shall be sworn, and not afterwards ; and every court before which any such objection shall be taken for any formal defect may, if it be thought necessary, cause the indictment to be forthwith amended in such particular by some officer of the court or other person, and thereupon the trial shall proceed as if no such defect had appeared.
Page 202 - The principle asserted is, that one legislature is competent to repeal any act which a former legislature was competent to pass ; and that one legislature cannot abridge the powers of a succeeding legislature.
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