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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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The Southwestern Reporter, Volume 169

1915
...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 bis life, liberty, property, and immunities under the protection of the general rules which govern...
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The American Law Register, Volume 27; Volume 36

1888
...clearly intended the general law ; a law which hears before it condemns ; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning...not therefore to be considered the law of the land." In determining, therefore, in a particular case, whether the citizen lias been unjustly deprived of...
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The New York Supplement

1904
...hears before it condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders and 118 New York State Reporter judgment only after trial. The meaning Is that every...protection of the general rules which govern society." We fail to discover that the statute in question violates any "specific guaranty. It is not in conflict...
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American Constitutional Law, Volume 2

John Innes Clark Hare - 1888 - 1400 pages
...Bergen, principles, but " 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. Everything which may pass under the form of an enactment is not...
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The American and English Encyclopedia of Law, Volume 6

John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland - 1888
...hears before it condemns, which proceeds upon inquiry and renders judgment only after trial,' so ' that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property,...protection of the general rules which govern society;' and thus excluding, as not due process of law. acts of attainder, bills of pains and, penalties, acts...
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The New York Supplement

1904
...which hears before it condemns, which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial,' so 'that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty,...protection of the general rules which govern society' ; and thus excluding, as not due process of law, acts of attainder, bills of pains and penalties, acts...
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Reports of Cases Adjudged and Determined in the Court of Chancery ..., Volume 5

Delaware. Court of Chancery - 1889
...clearly intended the general law ; a law which hears before it condemns ; which proceeds upon inquiry and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning...therefore, to be considered the law of the land." Opinion : -' due process of law." Due process of law and due course of law mean the same thing. The...
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Federal Decisions: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme ..., Volume 28

1888
...clearly intended the general law, — a law which hears before it condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning...and immunities under the protection of the general rule* which govern society." Those words have been held in English law to have this potency since the...
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The Deseret Weekly, Volume 38, Issue 1

1889
...proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial, so that every citizen shall hold hislife, liberty, property and immunities under the protection of the general rules which govern society,' and thus excluding * * * acts of attainder, bills of pains and penalties, acts of confiscation, acts...
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A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative ...

Thomas McIntyre Cooley - 1890 - 885 pages
...clearly intended the general law ; a law which hears before it condemns ; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning...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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