United States Congressional Serial Set

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1912

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With this being an election year, I'm drawn more than usual to history and events that shaped our nation. Having read this, I'm interested to read other farewell addresses. Read full review

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I'm reviewing the short story of 'The Valley of the Worm' and not a collection by that name. Howard presents another of his reincarnation tales, this time his main character recalls a previous life ... Read full review

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Էջ 78 - The jurisdiction of the nation within its own territory is necessarily exclusive and absolute. It is susceptible of no limitation not imposed by itself. Any restriction upon it, deriving validity from an external source, would imply a diminution of its sovereignty to the extent of the restriction, and an investment of that sovereignty to the same extent in that power which could impose such restriction.
Էջ 29 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of tlie United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Selective Service Act of 1948 (6!?
Էջ 11 - The principle of public policy is this; ex dolo malo non oritur actio. No court will lend its aid to a man who founds his cause of action upon an immoral or an illegal act.
Էջ 76 - York, dwelling in the said city, commissioned and sworn, and duly authorized to take the same. And further, that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of such notary, and verily believe that the signature to the said certificate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine.
Էջ 16 - Undoubtedly it is just, that, while it is admitted that exceptions growing out of the great law of self-defence do exist, those exceptions should be confined to cases in which the " necessity of that self-defence is instant, overwhelming, and leaving no choice of means, and no moment for deliberation.
Էջ 19 - When your alleged injuries took place you were not a citizen of the United States, and therefore, under well-established canons of international law, it is not within the province of this Government to inquire whether your property was wrongfully or rightfully taken. ... It would be a monstrous doctrine, which this Government would' not tolerate for a moment, that a citizen of the United States who might deem himself injured by the authorities of the United States or of any State, could, by transferring...
Էջ 219 - It is clear, there can be no common law of the United States. The federal government is composed of twenty-four sovereign and independent states; each of which may have its local usages, customs and common law. There is no principle which pervades the union and has the authority of law, that is not embodied in the Constitution or laws of the union. The common law could be made a part of our federal system, only by legislative adoption.
Էջ 251 - Dy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary of War be.
Էջ 215 - Public, in and for said county, duly commissioned and qualified, and authorized as such to take said acknowledgment, and further, that I am well acquainted with his handwriting, and believe that the signature to said acknowledgment is genuine.
Էջ 124 - But even supposing, for a moment, that our laws had required an entry of The Apollon, in her transit, does it 'follow that [ * 371 ] the power to arrest her was meant to be given, after she had passed into the exclusive territory of a foreign nation ? We think not. It would be monstrous to suppose that our revenue officers were authorized to enter into foreign ports and territories, for the purpose of seizing vessels which had offended against our laws. It cannot be presumed that congress would voluntarily...

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