Introduction to American Law: Designed as a First Book for Students

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Little, Brown, and Company, 1882 - 816 páginas

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Divisions of time
63
Divisions of place
65
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Cooley LECTURE V
66
Their general nature 69 Power to purchase foreign territory
69
It is designed for national objects only
70
The judiciary is the final arbiter
71
The States are not completely sovereign
72
to create a national bank
73
Classification of constitutional provisions
74
of punishment
75
LECTURE VI
76
to make internal improvements
77
Elections
80
Qualifications of members
83
Term of service
84
Separate powers and duties of each house
86
Forms of business
88
Presentment and trial of impeachments
90
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
92
LECTURE VIII
106
ADMIRALTY PROCEEDINGS
116
LECTURE IX
126
Power as to revenue
133
What constitutes title 155 Realty acquired by occupancy
155
Personalty acquired by occupancy
156
What constitutes a contract
175
LECTURE XL
186
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193
BILL OF RIGHTS SECTION 78 Equality of rights
195
a Corporal liberty 79 Religious liberty
197
Liberty of speech and of the press
203
Right of property
205
371
206
Right of petition and instruction
214
Security against retroactive laws
215
Security against the suspension of laws 85 Right of education
218
Rights of the poor
219
Right of selfdefence
220
Right of redress
221
Right of changing government 195 197 202 203 205 214 215 218 218 219 220 221
223
THE LAW OF PERSONS LECTURE XII
226
Constitutional power to create them
228
Their various kinds
230
Their general powers and properties
232
Preliminary considerations
236
Their termination
237
The nature of partnerships
240
LECTURE XIV
248
Dower 158 Curtesy
265
379
267
LECTURE XV
268
LECTURE XVI
275

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Página 467 - ... unless the agreement, upon which such action shall be brought or some memorandum or note thereof, shall be in writing, and signed by the party to be charged therewith, or some other person thereunto by him lawfully authorized.
Página 116 - Those rivers must be regarded as public navigable rivers in law which are navigable in fact. And they are navigable in fact when they are used, or are susceptible of being used, in their ordinary condition, as highways for commerce, over which trade and travel are or may be conducted in the customary modes of trade and travel on water.
Página 123 - that the laws of the several States, except where the constitution, treaties, or statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in trials at common law in the courts of the United States, in cases where they apply.
Página 215 - And, in the just preservation of rights and property, it is understood and declared that no law ought ever to be made or have force in the said Territory that shall, in any manner whatever, interfere with or affect private contracts, or engagements, bona fide, and without fraud previously formed.
Página 116 - And they constitute navigable waters of the United States within the meaning of the acts of Congress, in contradistinction from the navigable waters of the states, when they form in their ordinary condition by themselves, or by uniting with other waters, a continued highway over which commerce is or may be carried on with other states or foreign countries in the customary modes in which such commerce is conducted by water.
Página 223 - That all courts shall be open, and every person for an injury done him in his lands, goods, person, or reputation, shall have remedy by due course of law, and right and justice administered without sale, denial or delay.
Página 538 - ... to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was laboring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing ; or, if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.
Página 210 - Private property shall ever be held inviolate, but subservient to the public welfare. When taken in time of war, or other public exigency, imperatively requiring its immediate seizure, or for the purpose of making or repairing roads, which shall be open to the public, without charge, a compensation shall be made to the owner, in money, and in all other cases where private property shall be taken for public use, a compensation therefor shall...
Página 227 - Thus I consent Sir, to this Constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that it is not the best.
Página 5 - Of Law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God ; her voice the harmony of the world. All things in heaven and earth do her homage ; the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power.

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