Atlantic Reporter, Volume 8

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West Publishing Company, 1887
 

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Page 324 - By the law of the land is most clearly intended the general law; a law which hears before it condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial.
Page 324 - No freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or be disseised of his freehold, or liberties, or free customs, or be outlawed or exiled, or any otherwise destroyed ; nor will we pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Page 324 - The meaning is that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property and immunities under the protection of the general rules which govern society. Everything which may pass under the form of an enactment is not therefore to be considered the law of the land.
Page 324 - Everything which may pass under the form of an enactment is not therefore to be considered the law of the land. If this were so, acts of attainder, bills of pains and penalties, acts of confiscation, acts reversing judgments, and acts directly transferring one man's estate to another, legislative judgments, decrees and forfeitures in all possible forms, would be the law of the land.
Page 128 - Delaware to be in a state of insurrection, according to the provisions, and true intent and meaning of the act of the Legislature of this State, entitled " An act to enforce the laws and preserve order,
Page 527 - ... book shall be at all times open to the inspection of the public...
Page 275 - Provided, that in actions where one of the original parties to the contract or cause of action in issue and on trial is dead...
Page 416 - ... or additions to the tax provided for by law, then this obligation shall be void, otherwise the same shall be and remain in full force and virtue.
Page 510 - ... to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of office of...
Page 321 - But many regulations are made by statute, designed for the information of assessors and officers, and intended to promote method, system and uniformity in the modes of proceeding, the compliance or non-compliance with which, does in no respect affect the rights of tax-paying citizens. These may be considered...

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