Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, Volume 19

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Page 330 - The power of the General Government over these remnants of a race once powerful, now weak and diminished in numbers, is necessary to their protection, as well as to the safety of those among whom they dwell.
Page 309 - ... act may be prosecuted and punished in the same manner and with the same effect as if this act had not been passed.
Page 435 - The reason and philosophy of the rule is, that when the mind of the legislator has been turned to the details of a subject and he has acted upon it, a subsequent statute in general terms or treating the subject...
Page 74 - It is a cardinal principle of our system of government that local affairs shall be managed by local authorities, and general affairs by the central authority, and hence, while the rule Is also fundamental that the power to make laws cannot be delegated, the creation of municipalities exercising local selfgovernment has never been held to trench upon that rule. Such legislation is not regarded as a transfer of general legislative power, but rather as...
Page 496 - It is emphatically the will of the person who makes it, and is defined to be ' the legal declaration of a man's intentions which he wills to be performed after his death.
Page 501 - That every will shall be construed, with reference to the real estate and personal estate comprised in it, to speak and take effect as if it had been executed immediately before the death of the testator, unless a contrary intention shall appear by the will.
Page 436 - Any final judgment or decree of the said Court of Appeals may be reexamined and affirmed, reversed or modified, by the Supreme Court of the United States, upon writ of error or appeal, in all cases in which the matter in dispute, exclusive of costs, shall exceed the sum of five thousand dollars...
Page 470 - In the Interpretation of all statutes levying taxes or duties upon subjects or citizens, not to extend their provisions, by implication, beyond the clear import of the language used, or to enlarge their operation so as to embrace matters not specifically pointed out, although standing upon a close analogy.
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