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Page 124 - It must not be forgotten that you are not to extend arbitrarily those rules which say that a given contract is void as being against public policy, because if there is one thing which more than another public policy requires it is that men of full age and competent understanding shall have the utmost liberty of contracting, and that their contracts, when entered into freely and voluntarily, shall be held sacred, and shall be enforced by courts of justice.
Page 281 - It may well be doubted whether the nature of society and of government does not prescribe some limits to the legislative power ; and if any be prescribed, where are they to be found, if the property of an individual, fairly and honestly acquired, may be seized without compensation.
Page 144 - If there could be a tribunal which would pass upon questions between nations with the same impartial and impersonal judgment that the Supreme Court of the United States gives to questions arising between citizens of the different States, or between foreign citizens and the citizens of the United States, there can be no doubt that nations would be much more ready to submit their controversies to its decision than they are now to take the chances of arbitration.
Page 180 - But I say unto you that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery; and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
Page 405 - Council shall hold their office for one year from the date of their election, and until their successors are elected.
Page 268 - That no person ought to be taken, imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, or be exiled, or deprived of his privileges, franchises, life, liberty, or property, but by due process of law.
Page 274 - Limitations, at page 355, after saying that due process of law is not confined to ordinary judicial proceedings, but extends to all cases where property Is sought to be taken or interfered with, says that 'due process of law in each particular case means such an exertion of the powers of government as the settled maxims of law permit and sanction, and under such safeguards for the protection of individual rights as these maxims prescribe for the class of cases to which the one in question belongs.
Page 301 - But it can not be maintained that such is the actual practice, especially with respect to social legislation claimed to be in conflict with constitutional guaranties of liberty and property. The mere fact that the Court of Appeals of New York and the Supreme Court of the United States differed on such questions as the power to regulate hours of labor on municipal and public contracts, and the power to regulate the hours of labor of bakers, the former holding adversely to the one...
Page 276 - The fact that the right involved is of such a character that it cannot be denied without violating those " fundamental principles of liberty and justice which lie at the base of all our civil and political institutions
Page 138 - The same is true as to certain kinds of agreements entered into between persons engaged in the same business for the direct and bona fide purpose of properly and reasonably regulating the conduct of their business among themselves and with the public. If an agreement of that nature, while apt and proper for the purpose thus intended, should possibly, though only indirectly and unintentionally, affect interstate trade or commerce, in that event we think the agreement would be good.