Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States, Volume 5;Volume 18

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Published for John Conrad and Company, 1820
 

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Halaman 95 - 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.
Halaman 26 - And shall have exclusive cognizance of all crimes and offences cognizable under the authority of the United States...
Halaman 422 - Constitution, the United States in Congress assembled should fix a day on which electors should be appointed by the States which shall have ratified the same, and a day on which the electors should assemble to vote for the President, and the time and place for commencing proceedings under this Constitution...
Halaman 115 - ... exclusive original cognizance of all civil causes of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, including all seizures under laws of impost, navigation or trade of the United States, where the seizures are made, on waters which are navigable from the sea by vessels of ten or more tons burthen...
Halaman 226 - ... children and heirs" just referred to. By an act of the congress of Texas, passed January 28, 1840, it was provided as follows: "In making title to land by descent it shall be no bar to a party that any ancestor through whom he derives his descent from the intestate is or hath been an alien...
Halaman 78 - Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them, or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason.
Halaman 99 - that if any person or persons shall commit, upon the high seas, or in any river, haven, basin, or bay, out of the jurisdiction of any particular state...
Halaman 13 - ... if any seaman shall lay violent hands upon his commander, thereby to hinder and prevent his fighting in defence of his ship or goods committed to his trust, or shall make a revolt in the ship ; every such offender shall be deemed, taken and adjudged to be a pirate and felon, and being thereof convicted, shall suffer death...
Halaman 96 - The case must be a strong one, indeed, which would justify a court in departing from the plain meaning of words, especially in a penal act, in search of an intention which the words themselves did not suggest.
Halaman 79 - ... the trial of crimes committed on the high seas, or in any place out of the jurisdiction of any particular state, shall be in the district where the offender is apprehended, or into which he may first be brought.

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