Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Florida (Google eBook)

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Page 171 - All subjects over which the sovereign power of a state extends, are objects of taxation ; but those over which it does not extend, are, upon the soundest principles, exempt from taxation.
Page 552 - In contracts of this description, the undertakings of the respective parties are always considered dependent, unless a contrary intention clearly appears. A different construction would, in many cases, lead to the greatest injustice, and a purchaser might have payment of the consideration money enforced upon him, and yet be disabled from procuring the property for which he paid it.
Page 90 - The very essence of civil liberty certainly consists in the right of every individual to claim the protection of the laws whenever he receives an injury.
Page 240 - The fiscal year of the corporation shall begin on the first day of January and end on the thirty-first day of December in each year.
Page 264 - In all the cases enumerated in the preceding section, and in all other cases where a general law can be made applicable, all laws shall be general, and of uniform operation throughout the State.
Page 491 - A statute may declare that no marriages shall be valid unless they are solemnized in a prescribed manner ; but such an enactment is a very different thing from a law requiring all marriages to be entered into in the presence of a magistrate or a clergyman, or that it be preceded by a license, or publication of banns, or be attested by witnesses.
Page 75 - It is not by the office of the person to whom the writ is directed, but the nature of the thing to be done, that the propriety or impropriety of issuing a mandamus is to be determined.
Page 525 - No action for the recovery of real property, or for the recovery of the possession thereof, shall be maintained, unless it appear that the plaintiff, his ancestor, predecessor, or grantor, was seized .or possessed of the premises in question within twenty years before the commencement of such action.
Page 863 - No person offered as a witness in any court, or before any officer acting judicially, shall be excluded by reason of his interest In the event of the action...
Page 256 - First, those granted in express words; second, those necessarily or fairly implied in or incident to the powers expressly granted; third, those essential to the declared objects and purposes of the corporation — not simply convenient but indispensable. Any fair reasonable doubt concerning the existence of power is resolved by the courts against the corporation and the power is denied.

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