Kansas Reports, Volume 50

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Page 235 - At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.
Page 142 - All laws should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. It will always, therefore, be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions to its language, which would avoid results of this character. The reason of the law in such cases should prevail over its letter.
Page 226 - States provides that the United States shall guarantee to every State in the Union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion ; and on the application of the legislature or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.
Page 218 - The American's Guide ; comprising the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution •• , of the United States, and the Constitutions of the several ' '' /^ States composing the Union Philadelphia, Hogan and Thompson, 380 pp.
Page 294 - When the duration of any office is not provided for by this Constitution, it may be declared by law; and if not so declared, such office shall be held during the pleasure of the authority making the appointment. But the General Assembly shall not create any office, the tenure of which shall be longer than four years.
Page 250 - House in which it originated, which House shall enter the objections at large upon its journal, and proceed to reconsider the bill.
Page 8 - ... blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form...
Page 272 - An officer de facto is one whose acts, though not those of a lawful officer, the law, upon principles of policy and justice, will hold valid so far as they involve the interests of the public and third persons, where the duties of the office were exercised : First.
Page 531 - If a case shall arise in which an action for the enforcement or protection of a right, or the redress or prevention of a wrong...
Page 616 - These contracts are not articles of commerce in any proper meaning of the word. They are not subjects of trade and barter, offered in the market as something having an existence and value independent of the parties to them. They are not commodities to be shipped or forwarded from one state to another, and then put up for sale.

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