Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States, Volume 6; Volume 10 (Google eBook)

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Published for John Conrad and Company, 1812 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 128 - But it is not on slight implication and vague conjecture that the legislature is to be pronounced to have transcended its powers, and its acts to be considered as void. The opposition between the constitution and the law should be such that the judge feels a clear and strong conviction of their incompatibility with each other.
Page 128 - The question, whether a law be void for its repugnancy to the constitution, is, at all times, a question of much delicacy, which ought seldom, if ever, to be decided in the affirmative in a doubtful case.
Page 102 - Bay company; as also, all the lands and territories lying to the westward of the sources of the rivers, which fall into the sea from the west and north-west as aforesaid; and we do hereby strictly forbid, on pain of our displeasure, all our loving subjects from making any purchases or settlements whatever, or taking possession of any of the lands above reserved, without our especial leave and licence for that purpose first obtained...
Page 292 - That there shall be no future Confiscations made, nor any Prosecutions commenced against any Person or Persons, for or by Reason of the Part which he or they may have taken in the present AVar : and that no Person shall, on that Account, suffer any future Loss or Damage, either in his Person, Liberty, or Property...
Page 118 - And we do further declare it to be our royal will and pleasure, for the present, as aforesaid, to reserve under our sovereignty, protection, and dominion, for the use of the said Indians, all the land and territories not included within the limits of our said three new Governments, or within the limits of the territory granted to the Hudson's Bay Company...
Page 138 - An ex post facto law is one which renders an act punishable in a manner in which it was not punishable when it was committed.
Page 335 - Court, have cognizance of any suit to recover the contents of any promissory note, or other chose in action, in favor of an assignee, unless a suit might have been prosecuted in such court to recover the said contents if no assignment had been made, except in cases of foreign bills of exchange.
Page 182 - An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization; and to repeal the act heretofore passed on that subject...
Page 179 - ... he has behaved as a man of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same.
Page 179 - ... borne any hereditary title, or been of any of the orders of nobility in the kingdom or state from which he came, on his moreover making...

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