Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana, Volumen7

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Página 271 - A crime, or misdemeanor, is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it.
Página 264 - On more than one occasion this court has expressed the cautious circumspection with which it approaches the consideration of such questions, and has declared that in no doubtful case would it pronounce a legislative act to be contrary to the constitution.
Página 221 - ... engaged in that trade, or that the decree under consideration has restrained them from prosecuting it. The boats of the appellant were, we are told, employed in the transportation of passengers ; and this is no part of that commerce which congress may regulate. If, as our whole course of legislation on this subject shows, the power of congress has been universally understood in America, to comprehend navigation...
Página 288 - ... to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor ; and in prosecutions by indictment or information, a speedy public trial, by an impartial jury of the vicinage...
Página 272 - The distinction of public wrongs from private, of crimes and misdemeanors from civil injuries, seems principally to consist in this: that private wrongs, or civil injuries, are an infringement or privation of the civil rights which belong to individuals, considered merely as individuals...
Página 294 - Almost every fine or forfeiture under a penal statute, may be recovered by an action of debt as well as by information...
Página 212 - It is co-extensive with the subject on which it acts and cannot be stopped at the external boundary of a State, but must enter its interior...
Página 290 - Election ; or if any person by himself, or any person employed by him, doth or shall, by any gift or reward, or by any promise, agreement, or security for any gift or reward, corrupt or procure any person or persons to give his or their vote or votes, or to forbear to give his or their vote or votes, in any such Election...
Página 498 - B and his heirs for ever : here A is tenant for years, remainder to B in fee. In the first place an estate for years is created or carved out of the fee, and given to A ; and the residue or remainder of it is given to B. But both these interests are, in fact, only one estate ; the present term of years and the remainder afterwards, when added together, being equal only to one estate in fee".

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