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" Where a law is plain and unambiguous, whether it be expressed in general or limited terms, the Legislature should be intended to mean what they have plainly expressed, and consequently no room is left for construction. "
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Alabama - Page 143
by Alabama. Supreme Court, George Noble Stewart - 1832
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 2; Volume 6

United States. Supreme Court, William Cranch - Law reports, digests, etc - 1806
...meaning of the legislature, which contemplates those debtors only who are accountable for public money. Where a law is plain and unambiguous, whether it be...construction. But if, from a view of the whole law, or from ether laws in part mater/a, the evident intention is different from the literal import of the...
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th ..., Volume 6

United States. Congress. House - United States
...giving the rule, in the case of the United States vs. Fisher, that where a law is plain and unambiguous, the Legislature should be intended to mean what they have plainly expressed, and that in such a case there is no room for construction. TheyViave annexed to this rule this single qualification...
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Law Miscellanies: Containing an Introduction to the Study of the Law: Notes ...

Hugh Henry Brackenridge, Charles Smith - Law - 1814 - 588 pages
...meaning of the legislature, which contemplates those debtors only who are accountable for public money. Where a law is plain and unambiguous, whether it be...expressed in general or limited terms, the legislature sholild be intended . to mean what they have plainly expressed, and consequently no room is left for...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Constitutional Court of South ..., Volume 4

South Carolina. Constitutional Court of Appeals, David James McCord - Law reports, digests, etc - 1826
...in the case of the U. States vs. Fisher, 2 Cranch 335-390, as supercedingallothers.lt is, thatwhere a law is plain and unambiguous, whether it be expressed...and consequently no room is left for construction. Let it then be asked what did the legislature mean by the nse of those terms, and what do they plainly...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Circuit Court of the United ..., Volume 1

United States. Circuit Court (3rd Circuit), Bushrod Washington - Law reports, digests, etc - 1826
...for public money. Where a law is plain and unambiguous, using either general or limited expressions, the legislature should be intended to mean what they have plainly expressed, and no room is left foe construction. But, if from a view of the whole law taken together, or from other...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 4

Tennessee. Supreme Court, George Shall Yerger - Law reports, digests, etc - 1834
...the court. The general rule is that where the words of a statute are unambiguous and plain, whether expressed in general or limited terms, the legislature should be intended to mean what they have expressed. 2 Cranch, 386, 399. Another rule in the construction of statutes is, that a legislative...
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A Practical Abridgment of American Common Law Cases Argued and ..., Volume 8

Jacob D. Wheeler - Common law - 1836
...a law is plain and unamSiguous, whether it be expressed in general or limited terms, the 1'ierai im legislature should be intended to mean what they have...construction. But if, from a view of the whole law, or from other laws \nparv materia, the evident intention is different from the literal import of the terms...
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Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity, Argued and Adjudged in the ..., Volume 9

Alabama. Supreme Court, Benjamin Faneuil Porter - Law reports, digests, etc - 1840
...is more firmly established, or rests 0:1 more secure foundations, than the rule which declares, when a law is plain and unambiguous, whether it be expressed in general or limited terms, the legislature shall be intended to mean what they have plainly expressed, and consequently no room is left for construction—...
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A New Abridgment of the Law with Large Additions and Corrections, Volume 9

Matthew Bacon, Sir Henry Gwilliam, Charles Edward Dodd - Law - 1846
...legislature, those general expressions are to be used in a particular sense. Adams v. Wood, 2 Cranch, 341.^ {Where a law is plain and unambiguous, whether it...construction. But if, from a view of the whole law, or from other laws in part materia, the evident intention is different from the literal import of the...
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Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Argued and Determined in ..., Volume 11

Arkansas. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1851
...produce." Smith oi St. Co. Cons. 693, sec. 548. And the supreme court of the United States have held that where a law is plain and unambiguous, whether it be...expressed in general or limited terms, the legislature must be intended to mean what it has plainly expressed and consequently no room is left for construction....
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