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" that whoever drew blood in the streets should be punished with the utmost severity," was held after long debate not to extend to the surgeon, who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. 5. But, lastly, the most universal and... "
Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising the Leading Debates and ... - Page 2907
by United States. Congress - 1825
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Hawaii Reports: Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 20

Hawaii. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1912
...370. "One of the most effectual ways of discovering the true meaning of the law, when its expressions are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which induced the legislature to enact it." Sec. 12, RL The facts disclosed by the evidence in this...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

William Blackstone - English law - 1915 - 2770 pages
...most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are duhious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it ; or the cause which moved the legislator to enact it. For when this reason ceases, the law itself ought likewise...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Books 1-2

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1922
...(55) *6iJ *5. But, lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it;(5&) or the cause which moved the legislator to enact it. (57) For when this reason ceases, the...
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Legal Philology: Epigrams and Excerpts from the Legal Opinions of Hon. Henry ...

Henry Lamm - Epigrams, American - 1923 - 344 pages
...to the surgeon who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. But, lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of the law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which...
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Atlantic Reporter, Volume 60

Law reports, digests, etc - 1905
...did not apply to a surgeon who bled a man that fell down in the street in a fit. Blackstone says that the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law is, when the words are dubious, by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause that...
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Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana, Volume 146

Louisiana. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1920
...The universal and most effectual way of discovering the true moaning of a law, when its expressions are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it. or the cause which induced the Legislature to enact it" "Art. 20. The distinction of laws into odious laws and laws...
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Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana, Volume 129

Louisiana. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1912
...statute. The "most effectual way" of discovering the true meaning of a law, says Civ. Code, art. 18, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which induced the Legislature to enact it; that is to say, by looking into the purpose of the statute....
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Minnesota Reports, Volume 10

Minnesota. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1866
...if literally understood, we must a little deviate from the received sense of them. * * * But lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are ambiguous, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which...
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Extradition Act of 1981: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - Extradition - 1982 - 353 pages
...Terrorism and the Political Offense Exception to Extradition," l8 Col.J. Trans. L. 38l (l980) . -"' Cf. "[The] most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which...
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The South Western Reporter, Volume 3

Law reports, digests, etc - 1887
...the surgeon, who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. But, lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which...
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