Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Court of the United States for the First Circuit, Volume 1

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Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 455 - When committed upon the high seas, or on any other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States and out of the jurisdiction of any particular State...
Page 371 - that the laws of the several States, except where the Constitution, treaties, or statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in trials at common law in the courts of the United States, in cases where they apply.
Page 411 - The navigation of the river Mississippi from its source to the ocean, shall forever remain free and open to the subjects of Great Britain and the citizens of the United States.
Page 450 - And shall have exclusive cognizance of all crimes and offences cognizable under the authority of the United States, except where this act otherwise provides, or the laws of the United States shall otherwise direct, and concurrent jurisdiction with the district courts of the crimes and offences cognizable therein.
Page 437 - The judicial power of the United States is vested in the Supreme Court, and such inferior courts as Congress may, from time to time, ordain and establish.
Page 442 - The notion has frequently been entertained that the Federal courts derive their judicial power immediately from the Constitution ; but the political truth is that the disposal of the judicial power, except in a few specified instances, belongs to Congress.
Page 23 - Every petition for a rehearing shall contain the special matter or cause on which such rehearing is applied for, shall be signed by counsel, and the facts therein stated, if not apparent on the record, shall be verified by the oath of the party or by some other person.
Page xiii - Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord ! for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.
Page 433 - This exclusive delegation, or rather this alienation of state sovereignty, would only exist in three cases; where the constitution in express terms granted an exclusive authority to the union; where it granted, in one instance, an authority to the union; and in another, prohibited the states from exercising the like authority ; and whero it granted an authority to the union, to which a similar authority in the states would be absolutely and totally contradictory and repugnant.

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