Digest of the Official Opinions of the Attorneys-General of the United States, Volume 26-32

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1926

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Halaman 53 - Persons honorably discharged from the military or naval service by reason of disability resulting from wounds or sickness incurred in the line of duty shall be preferred for appointments to civil offices, provided they are found to possess the business capacity necessary for the proper discharge of the duties of such offices.
Halaman 284 - All laws should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. It will always, therefore, be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions to its language, which would avoid results of this character. The reason of the law in such cases should prevail over its letter.
Halaman 213 - ... (Public No. 323, 65th Cong., 2d sess.), which reads as follows: "Sec. 9. That the International Joint Commission created by the treaty between the United States and Great Britain, relating to boundary waters between the United States and Canada...
Halaman 82 - Customs certain functions pertaining to imports and exports now exercised by the Bureau of Statistics of the Department of Commerce...
Halaman 218 - Until Congress shall provide for the government of such islands all the civil, judicial, and military powers exercised by the officers of the existing government in said islands shall be vested in such person or persons and shall be exercised in such manner as the President of the United States shall direct ; and the President shall have power to remove said officers and fill the vacancies so occasioned.
Halaman 283 - There is, too, a general acquiescence in the doctrine that debates in Congress are not appropriate sources of information from which to discover the meaning of the language of a statute passed by that body.
Halaman iv - An Act to provide a civil government for Porto Rico, and for other purposes," approved March 2, 1917, as amended, is hereby again amended to read as follows: "SEC.
Halaman 166 - That hereafter no part of the public moneys, or of any appropriation heretofore or hereafter made by Congress, shall be used for the payment of compensation or expenses of any commission, council, board, or other similar body, or any members thereof, or for expenses in connection with any work or the results of any work or action of any commission, council, board, or other similar body, unless the creation of the same shall be or shall have been authorized by law...
Halaman 98 - SEC. 2. That nothing in this act shall apply to contracts for transportation by land or water, or for the transmission of intelligence, or for the purchase of supplies by the Government, whether manufactured to conform to particulan specifications or not, or for such materials or articles as may usually be bought in open market...
Halaman 232 - Indian Islands recently acquired from Denmark (unless produced from products the growth of such islands, and not then into any State or Territory or District of the United States in which the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor is prohibited), or from Porto Rico, or the Philippine Islands. Under such rules, regulations, and bonds as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe...

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