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" 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. The meaning is, that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and... "
Speeches and Forensic Arguments - Page 58
by Daniel Webster - 1835
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Second Report of the Commissioners to Revise the Laws for the Assessment and ...

New York (State). Legislature. Commissioners to Revise Laws for Assessment and Collection of Taxes, David Ames Wells, Edwin Dodge, George W. Cuyler - 1872 - 102 pages
...most clearly intended the general law, which hears before it condems, which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning...which may pass under the form of an enactment is not the law of the land." And in commenting on this definition, Justice Cooley, in his treatise on " Constitutional...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - 1872
...applicable to a great variety of cases in which trial by jury ig not permissible or not applicable. " The meaning is that every citizen shall hold his life,...liberty, property and immunities under the protection of feneral rules which govern society." Webster in Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 4 "Wheat. 19. Due process...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 2

Joseph Story - 1873
...clearly intended the general law ; a law which hears before it condemns ; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning...protection of the general rules which govern society." 2 " As to the words from Magna Charta," says another eminent jurist, " after volumes spoken and written...
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A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative ...

Thomas McIntyre Cooley - 1874 - 827 pages
...Penn. St. 292 ; State r. Staten, 6 Cold. 244 ; Huber v. Reiley, 53 Penn. St. 112. * See ante, p. 11. judgment only after trial. The meaning is that every...protection of the * general rules which govern society. [* 354] Every thing which may pass under the form of an enactment is not therefore to he considered...
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The Southern Law Review: And Chart of the Southern Law and ..., Volume 3

1874
...used in defining this term : " A law which hears before it condemns — which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning...liberty, property and immunities under the protection of general rules which govern society. Every thing which may pass under the form of an enactment is not,...
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A Treatise on the Rules which Govern the Interpretation and Construction of ...

Theodore Sedgwick - 1874 - 692 pages
...most clearly intended the general law which hears before it condemns ; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning...liberty, property, and immunities under the protection of general rules which govern society. Every thing which may pass under the form of an enactment is not...
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A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative ...

Thomas McIntyre Cooley - 1874 - 827 pages
...and immunities, under the protection of the * general rules which govern society. [* 354] Every thing which may pass under the form of an enactment is not therefore to be considered the law of the land." l The definition here given is apt and suitable as applied to judicial proceedings, which cannot be...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley - 1875
...clearly intended the general law ; a law which hears before it condemns ; which proceeds npon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning...protection of the general rules which govern society. Every thing which may pasa under the form of an enactment is not therefore to be considered the law...
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Weekly Notes of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court ..., Volume 43

1899
...unlimited by nothing but its own discretion and its sense of constitutional obligations. Every thing which may pass under the form of an enactment is not,...therefore, to be considered the 'law of the land,' or 'due process of law' within the meaning of the Constitution: Dartmouth College i'. Woodward. 4 Wheaton,...
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Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Florida, Volume 15

Florida. Supreme Court - 1876
...by the* nature of the subject undergoing judicial investigation. As applied to judicial proceedings the meaning is, "that every citizen shall hold his...liberty, property and immunities under the protection of general rules which govern society. By due process of law is most clearly intended the general law...
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