Report of the Department of the Interior ... [with Accompanying Documents]., Volumen2

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1879
 

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Página 118 - An act [to amend an act entitled an act] to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes, approved July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two," approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.
Página 6 - And the better to accomplish the object of this act, namely, to promote the public interest and welfare by the construction of said railroad and telegraph line, and keeping the same in working order, and to secure to the government at all times (but particularly in time of war) the use and benefits of the same for postal, military and other purposes, Congress may, at any time, having due regard for the rights of said companies named herein, add to, alter, amend, or repeal this act.
Página 180 - ... when it becomes a matter of such public interest and importance as to create a common charge or burden upon the citizen ; in other words, when it becomes a practical monopoly, to which the citizen is compelled to resort and by means of which a tribute can be exacted from the community, is subject to regulation by state legislative power.
Página 167 - Every possible presumption is in favor of the validity of a statute, and this continues until the contrary is shown beyond a rational doubt. One branch of the government cannot encroach on the domain of another without danger. The safety of our institutions depends in no small degree on a strict observance of this salutary rule.
Página 1 - California shall be required to complete twenty-five miles of their said road in each year thereafter, and the whole to the State line within four years, and that only one-half of the compensation for services rendered for the Government by said companies shall be required to be applied to the payment of the bonds issued by the Government in aid of the construction of said roads.
Página 175 - They would contain various exceptions to powers not granted, and on this very account would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted; for why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do?
Página 197 - That the said lands hereby granted shall be subject to the disposal of the legislature of said State for the purposes aforesaid and no other ; and the said canal shall be and remain a public highway for the use of the Government of the United States...
Página 131 - ... all compensation for services rendered for the Government shall be applied to the payment of said bonds and interest until the whole amount is fully paid.
Página 188 - The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.
Página 132 - We are bound," said Justice Buller in an early case in the King's Bench, " to take the act of Parliament as they have made it: a casus omissus can in no case be supplied by a court of law, for that would be to make laws...

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