Sprague's illustrative cases on the law of domestic relations (Google eBook)

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The Sprague Correspondence School of Law, 1897 - Domestic relations - 214 pages
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Page 1 - That all persons born in the United States and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States...
Page 1 - States; and such citizens of every race and color, without regard to any previous condition of slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall have the same right in every State and Territory in the United States to make and enforce contracts; to sue, be parties, and give evidence ; to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and convey real and personal property ; and to full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for...
Page 109 - ... the plaintiff must recover upon the strength of his own title and not upon the weakness of the title of the defendant.
Page 16 - ... and the remainder in equal shares to his children, and to the lawful issue of any deceased child, by right of representation...
Page 184 - For no country ever takes notice of the revenue laws of another. " <The objection, that a contract is immoral or illegal as between plaintiff and defendant, sounds at all times very ill in the mouth of the defendant. It is not for his sake, however, that the objection is ever allowed; but it is founded in general principles of policy, which the defendant has the advantage of, contrary to the real justice, as between him and the plaintiff, by accident, if I may so say. The principle of public policy...
Page 25 - And therefore though a man be violently assaulted, and hath no other possible means of escaping death, but by killing an innocent person ; this fear and force shall not acquit him of murder ; for he ought rather to die himself, than escape by the murder of an innocent.
Page 90 - What merely wounds the mental feelings is in few cases to be admitted, where they are not accompanied with bodily injury, either actual or menaced. Mere austerity of temper, petulance of manners, rudeness of language, a want of civil attention and accommodation, even occasional sallies of passion, if they do not threaten bodily harm, do not amount to legal cruelty...
Page 111 - Bastards also shall be capable of inheriting or of transmitting inheritance on the part of their mother, in like manner as if they had been lawfully begotten of such mother.
Page 35 - The real and personal property, and the rents issues and profits thereof of any female now married shall not be subject to the disposal of her husband; but shall be her sole and separate property as if she were a single female...
Page 30 - We pass now to the second proposition of the plaintiffs in error, that the court erred in refusing to charge the jury that if the...

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