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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 - Página 133
1893
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volumen464

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - 1986
...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...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 ..., Volumen7

United States. Supreme Court - 1869 - 780 páginas
...their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence, and it will always be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions...language, which would avoid results of this character. THE defendants were indicted for knowingly and wilfully obstructing and retarding the passage of the mail...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court, Volumen74

United States. Supreme Court - 1870
...their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence, and it will always be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions...language, which would avoid results of this character. THE defendants were indicted for knowingly and wilfully obstructing and retarding the passage of the mail...
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The Central Law Journal, Volumen92

1921
...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...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 ..., Volumen38

1896
...their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. It will always be presumed that the Legislature intended exceptions...avoid results of this character. The reason of the law should prevail over the letter : US v. Kirby, 7 Wall. 482. The plaintiffs sixth and seventh points...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Circuit Court of the United States for ...

United States. Circuit Court (1st Circuit), Nathan Clifford, William Henry Clifford - 1878
...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...language, which would avoid results of this character." United States v. Kirby, 1 Wall. 486. John C. Mopes, for the defendant. By § 8 of the first article...
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The Northwestern Reporter, Volumen150

1915
...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...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 ..., Volúmenes63-64

1895
...before it, 'should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. It will always therefore be presumed...prevail over its letter.' US v. Kirby, 7 Wall. 482. So the judges of England construed the law which enacted that a prisoner breaking prison should be...
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The Federal Reporter: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volúmenes13-14

1882
...before it, "should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. It will always, therefore, be...prevail over its letter." US v. Kirby, 7 Wall. 482. So the judges of England construed the law which enacted that a prisoner breaking prison should be...
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The Federal Reporter, Volumen8

1881
...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...law, in such cases, should prevail over its letter." Again, in French v. Edwards, 13 Wall. 506, 511, it says: '•There are, undoubtedly, many statutory...
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