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" All laws should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. It will always, therefore, be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions... "
The Pacific Reporter - Page 76
1918
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 464

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Law reports, digests, etc - 1986
...hornbook proposition that "[a]ll laws should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to...law in such cases should prevail over its letter." United States v. Kirby, 7 Wall. 482, 486-487 (1869). See also Helvering v. Hammel, 311 US 504, 510...
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United States Reports: Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 7

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1869 - 780 pages
...Constitution and laws. 5. All laws should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence, and it will always be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions to its language, which would...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court, Volume 74

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1870
...Constitution and laws. 6. All laws should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence, and it will always be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions to its language, which would...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 92

Law - 1921
...Ed. 278), this court said: "All laws should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to...law in such cases should prevail over its letter. The common sense of the man approves the judgment mentioned by Putfendorf, that the Bolognian law,...
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Weekly Notes of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court ..., Volume 38

Law reports, digests, etc - 1896
...enacted "that whoever drew blood in the streets should be punished with the and general terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to...oppression, or an absurd consequence. It will always be presumed that the Legislature intended exceptions to its language, which would avoid results of...
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Wisconsin Reports: Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Volume 40

Wisconsin. Supreme Court, Abram Daniel Smith, Philip Loring Spooner, Obadiah Milton Conover, Frederic King Conover, Frederick William Arthur, Frderick C. Seibold - Law reports, digests, etc - 1877
...Vt., 479: People v. Admire, 39 111., 251; U. v. The Hunter, Pet. CC, 10. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. US v. Kirby, 1 "Wall., 482. Moreover, if a literal construction be put upon this act, it is not only...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Circuit Court of the United States for ...

United States. Circuit Court (1st Circuit), William Henry Clifford - Law reports, digests, etc - 1878
...provisions of the act. United States v. Coombs, Day v. Buffinton. 12 Pet. 72. " General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to...language, which would avoid results of this character." United States v. Kirby, 7 Wall. 486. John C. Ropes, for the defendant. By 8 of the first article...
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The Northwestern Reporter, Volume 150

Law reports, digests, etc - 1915
...v. Clark, 29 NJ Law, 96. "All laws should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to...law in such cases should prevail over its letter." United States v. Kirby, 74 US (7 Wall.) 482, 19 L. Ed. 278. "It is a familiar rule that a thing may...
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The Federal Reporter: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volumes 253-254

Law reports, digests, etc - 1919
...The Supreme Court says : "All laws should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to...law In such cases should prevail over its letter. The common sense of man approves the judgment mentioned by Puffendorf, that the Bolognlan law, which...
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The Federal Reporter: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volumes 63-64

Law reports, digests, etc - 1895
...or an absurd conclusion. 'General terms,' sai,d the supreme court, in a case before it, 'should be so limited in their application as not to lead to...law, in such cases, should prevail over its letter.' US v. Kirby, 7 Wall. 482. So the judges of England construed the law which enacted that a prisoner...
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