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" ... penal laws are to be construed strictly is perhaps not much less old than construction itself. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights of individuals, and on the plain principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislative,... "
United States Supreme Court Reports - Página 42
por United States. Supreme Court - 1910
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volumen5;Volumen18

United States. Supreme Court - 1820
...principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislative, not in the judicial department. It is the legislature, not the Court, which is to define...that notwithstanding this rule, the intention of the law maker must govern in the construction of penal, as well as other statutes. This is true. But this...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volumen5;Volumen18

United States. Supreme Court - 1820
...principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislative. not in the judicial department. It is the legislature. not the Court, which is to define...punishment. It is said, that notwithstanding this rule, the inten tion of the law maker must govern in the construction of penal, as well as other statutes. This...
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Digest of the Laws of Virginia: Which are of a Permanent Character ..., Volumen1

Joseph Tate - 1841 - 959 páginas
...principle, that the power of punishment is vested in the legislative, not in the judicial department. It is the legislature, not the court, which is to define a crime, and ordain its punishment. It would be dangerous indeed, to carry the principle, that a case which is within the reason or mischief...
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The New-York Legal Observer, Volumen7

Samuel Owen - 1849
...principle that the power of punishment is vested in -the legislature, not in the judicial department. It is the legislature, not the court, which is to define a crime, and ordain its punishment." And again, "this maxim is not to be so applied as to narrow the words of the statute to the exclusion...
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A Treatise on the Rules which Govern the Interpretation and Application of ...

Theodore Sedgwick - 1857 - 712 páginas
...principle, that the power of punishment is vested in the legislature, not in the judicial department. It is the legislature, not the court, which is to define...rule, the intention of the lawmaker must govern in its construction of penal, as well as other statutes. This is true. But this is not a new, independent...
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Commentaries on the Criminal Law, Volumen1

Joel Prentiss Bishop - 1858
...principle, that the power of punishment is vested in the legislative, not in the judicial, department. It is the legislature, not the court, which is to define...intention of the lawmaker must govern in the construction j)t' penal as well as other statutes. This is true, B, ut this is not a new, independent rule, which...
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A Full and Arranged Digest of the Decisions in Common Law, Equity ..., Volumen1

Richard Peters - 1860
...Rep. 593. 232. Though penal laws are to be construed strictly, yet the intention of the legislature must govern in the construction of penal as well as other statutes, and they are not to be construed so strictly as to defeat the obvious intention of the legisfature....
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In the Court of Exchequer at Westminster, Michaelmas Term, 27th Victoria ...

Alexandra, vessel - 1864 - 571 páginas
...that the power of punishment is vested in " the legislative and not in the judicial department. It is the " legislature, not the Court, which is to define a crime and to " ordain its punishment." Then there follow these words, " It " is said that, notwithstanding this...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volumen26

Indiana. Supreme Court, Horace E. Carter, Albert Gallatin Porter, Gordon Tanner, Benjamin Harrison, Michael Crawford Kerr, James Buckley Black, Augustus Newton Martin, Francis Marion Dice, John Worth Kern, John Lewis Griffiths, Sidney Romelee Moon, Charles Frederick Remy - 1867
...principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislative, not in the judicial department. It is the legislature, not the court, which is to define a crime and ordain its punishment. * * The intention of the legislature is to be collected from the Rhode «. Green. words they employ....
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 641 páginas
...principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislative, not in the judicial department. It is the legislature, not the court, which is to define a crime, and ordain its punishment. — United States v. Wiltberger, 5 Wheaton, 95. p. 550, 1. 24. '- It is no grace to a judge first to...
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