Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States. February Term, 1816[-January Term, 1827], Volume 5

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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 418 - 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 26 - And shall have exclusive cognizance of all crimes and offences cognizable under the authority of the United States...
Halaman 76 - That, though penal laws are to be construed strictly, they are not to be construed so strictly as to defeat the obvious intention of the legislature.
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 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 96 - To determine that a case is within the intention of a statute its language must authorize us to say so. It would be dangerous, indeed, to carry the principle that a case which is within the reason or mischief of a statute is within its provisions, so far as to punish a crime not enumerated in the statute because it is of equal atrocity, or of a kindred character with those which are enumerated.
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 324 - Smith, cashier of the office of discount and deposit of the Bank of the United States at Washington, to be paid in liquidation of a balance due from the said Mechanics...
Halaman 57 - That the militia, when called into the actual service of the United States, shall be subject to the same Rules and Articles of War as the regular troops of the United States.

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