Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States, Volume 20 (Google eBook)

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Published for John Conrad and Company, 1858 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 215 - And no civil suit shall be brought before either of said courts against an inhabitant of the United States, by any original process in any other district than that whereof he is an inhabitant, or in which he shall be found at the time of serving the writ...
Page 301 - ... exclusive original cognizance of all civil causes of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, including all seizures under laws of impost, navigation or trade of the United States, where the seizures are made on waters which are navigable from the sea by vessels of ten or more tons burden, within their respective districts, as well as upon the high seas...
Page 92 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said Territory as to the citizens of the United States and those of any other States that may be admitted into the Confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.
Page 177 - It may not be unworthy of remark, that it is very unusual, even in cases of conquest, for the conqueror to do more than to displace the sovereign and assume dominion over the country. The modern usage of nations, which has become law, would be violated; that sense of justice and of right which is acknowledged and felt by the whole civilized world would be outraged, if private property should be generally confiscated, and private rights annulled.
Page 91 - The Constitution was ordained and established by the people of the United States for themselves, for their own government, and not for the government of the individual States. Each State established a constitution for itself, and in that constitution provided such limitations and restrictions on the powers of its particular government as its judgment dictated.
Page 552 - ... the decree of the Circuit Court is, therefore, reversed, and the cause is remanded to...
Page 91 - The people of the United States framed such a government for the United States as they supposed best adapted to their situation, and best calculated to promote their interests. The powers they conferred on this government were to be exercised by itself ; and the limitations on power, if expressed in general terms, are naturally, and, we think, necessarily, applicable to the government created by the instrument. They are limitations of power granted in the instrument itself ; not of distinct governments,...
Page 31 - In this action the plaintiff must recover on the strength of his own title, not on the weakness of that of his adversary.
Page 155 - Within five years, an action upon a judgment or decree of any court of the United States, or of any state or territory within the United States. Within four years, an action upon any contract, obligation, or liability founded upon an instrument of writing, except those mentioned in the preceding section.
Page 195 - THIS case was brought up, by writ of error, from the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Columbia, holden in and for the county of Washington.

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