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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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The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting ...

Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts - 1905 - 832 páginas
...settled that "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 legislature."...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volumen202

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - 1906
...intention of the legislature must govern in the interpretation of a statute. It is the legislature and not the court which is to define a crime and ordain its punishment. A plea of an trcfois acquit must be upon a prosecution for the same identical offense, and where defendant...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volumen202

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - 1906
...intention of the legislature must govern in the interpretation of a statute. It is the legislature and not the court which is to define a crime and ordain its punishment. A plea of autrefois acquit must be upon a prosecution for the same identical offense, and where defendant...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volumen202

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - 1906
...intention of the legislature must govern in the interpretation of a statute. It is the legislature and not the court which is to define a crime and ordain its punishment. A plea of autrefm's acquit must be upon a prosecution for the same identical offense, and where defendant...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volumen202

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - 1906
...intention of the legislature must govern in the interpretation of a statute. It is the legislature and not the court which is to define a crime and ordain its punishment. Burton v. United Slates, 344. 3. Presumption against retrospective legislation. There is a presumption...
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Congressional Serial Set

1907
...intention of the legislature must govern in the interpreta tion of a statute. It is the legislature and not the court which is to define a crime and ordain its punishment. A plea of autrefois acquit must be upon a prosecution for the same identical offense, and where defendant...
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Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, Volumen105

Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals - 1907
...Construed. — While penal statutes are to be strictly construed, 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 Legislature....
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Lawyers' Reports Annotated, Libro 21

1909
...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 case must be a strong one indeed which would justify a <-ourt in departing from the plain...
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Cases Reported in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, Volumen109

Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals - 1909
...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 case must be a strong one indeed, which would justify a court in departing from the plain...
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The Pacific Reporter, Volumen100

1909
...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 words they employ. Where there is...
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