Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States: Advising the President and Heads of Departments in Relation to Their Official Duties

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R. Farnham, 1858 - Administrative law
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Page 12 - ... whenever it may be necessary in the judgment of the President to use the military force hereby directed to be called forth, the President shall forthwith and previous thereto, by proclamation, command such insurgents to disperse and retire peaceably to their respective abodes within a limited time...
Page 373 - The privilege and benefit of the writ of habeas corpus shall be enjoyed in this commonwealth, in the most free, easy, cheap, expeditious and ample manner; and shall not be suspended by the legislature, except upon the most urgent and pressing occasions, and for a limited time, not exceeding twelve months.
Page 436 - ... occupy, or fortify or colonize, or assume, or exercise any dominion over Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Mosquito coast, or any part of Central America...
Page 16 - An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands, and to grant preemption rights...
Page 159 - That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
Page 6 - Hence, of necessity, usages have been established in every department of the government, which have become a kind of common law, and regulate the rights and duties of those who act within their respective limits. And no change of such usages can have a retrospective effect, but must be limited to' the future. Usage cannot alter the law, but it is evidence of the construction given to it, and must be considered binding on past transactions.
Page 530 - No money shall be drawn from the treasury but in pursuance of specific appropriations made by law; nor shall any appropriation of money be made for a longer term than two years...
Page 290 - Whenever any criminal, convicted of any offense against the United States, is imprisoned in the jail or penitentiary of any state or territory, such criminal shall In all respects be subject to the same discipline and treatment as convicts sentenced by the courts of the state or territory...
Page 437 - America ; nor will either make use of any protection which either affords or may afford, or any alliance which either has or may have to or with any state or people, for the purpose of erecting or maintaining any such fortifications, or of occupying, fortifying, or colonizing Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Mosquito coast, or any part of Central America, or of assuming or exercising dominion over the same...
Page 12 - ... to employ for the same purposes such part of the land or naval force of the United States as shall be judged uecessary, having first observed all the prerequisites of the law in that respect.

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