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Page 416 - ... obligation shall be void and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Page 280 - As men, whose intentions require no concealment, generally employ the words which most directly and aptly express the ideas they intend to convey, the enlightened patriots who framed our constitution, and the people who adopted it, must be understood to have employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended what they have said.
Page 582 - O'Brien and the several exhibits therein referred to it is ordered that Monday the 23rd day of April instant be given to His Majesty's Secretary of State for Home Affairs to show cause why a writ of Habeas Corpus should not issue directed to...
Page 662 - The Legislature shall establish but one system of town and county government, which shall be as nearly uniform as practicable.
Page 164 - ... .7 That the act or omission charged as the offense, is stated with such a degree of certainty as to enable the court to pronounce judgment upon a conviction, according to the right of the case.
Page 262 - The court shall, in every stage of an action, disregard any error or defect in the pleadings or proceedings which shall not affect the substantial rights of the adverse party, and no judgment shall be reversed or affected by reason of such error or defect.
Page 15 - James made a general assignment of all his property, for the benefit of his creditors, to Lyman B.
Page 187 - At the close of the trial the jury returned a special verdict to the effect (1) that the defendant...
Page 272 - ... of divorce or other legal process, and no pardon granted to the party so sentenced, shall restore such party to his or her conjugal rights.
Page 271 - The rule that penal laws are to be construed strictly is, perhaps, not much less old than construction itself. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights of individuals; and on the plain principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislative, not in the judicial, department. It is the legislature, not the court, which is to define a crime and ordain its punishment.