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" The rule that 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... "
The New-York Legal Observer - Page 66
edited by - 1849
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 5

United States. Supreme Court, Henry Wheaton - Law reports, digests, etc - 1820
... . I f construction of is perhaps not much less old than construction itself. p*nal """• It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the...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...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 5; Volume 18

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1820
...old than construction itself. Pcnal tit. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the V rights of individuals ; and on the plain 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...
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The Register of Pennsylvania: Devoted to the Preservation of Facts ..., Volume 5

Samuel Hazard - Pennsylvania - 1828
...statutes as old and well established as law itself and must be always borne in mind by Courts and Juries. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights of individuals verdict accordingly. At the same time it is our duty to gay, that it a in perfect accordance with the...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Circuit Court of the United States, in ...

United States. Circuit Court (3rd Circuit), Henry Baldwin - Law reports, digests, etc - 1837 - 651 pages
...statutes as old and well established as law itself, and must be always borne in mind by courts and juries. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights of individuals, and on the plain and universal principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislature, and not in the judicial...
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Digest of the Laws of Virginia: Which are of a Permanent Character ..., Volume 1

Joseph Tate - Electronic book - 1841 - 959 pages
...nothing admitted by inference or implication, per Fleming, J. Fell v. Overseers of Jlvgusta, 3 Munf. 507. The rule that penal laws are to be construed strictly,...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...
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A Full Report, Embracing All the Evidence and Arguments in the Case of the ...

Dueling - 1846 - 91 pages
...says Chief Justice Marshall, "that penal laws should be construed strictly, is perhaps not much 'ess old than construction itself. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights of ind : viduals, . and on the plain principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislature,...
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Commentaries on Statute and Constitutional Law and Statutory and ...

E. Fitch Smith - Constitutional law - 1848 - 976 pages
...intention it must be. considered as within the letter, so if it be within the reason of the statute. The rule that penal laws are to be construed strictly,...in the judicial department. It is the legislature and not the court which is to define the crimes and ordain the punishment. It was true that the intention...
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A Selection of Legal Maxims: Classified and Illustrated

Herbert Broom - Legal maxims - 1852 - 607 pages
...the personal liberty of the subject, and I hope will always remain so."* This rule, however, which is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights...principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislative, and not in the judicial department, must not be so applied as to narrow the words of the...
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Commentaries on the Criminal Law, Volume 1

Joel Prentiss Bishop - Criminal law - 1858
...Southeastern Railway, $ Eq. Rep. 281, 24 Law J., N. 8., S63, 1 Jur., N. 8., 813, 31 Eng. L. & Eq. 320. * " The rule, that penal laws are to be construed strictly,...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...
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In the Court of Exchequer at Westminster, Michaelmas Term, 27th Victoria ...

Alexandra, vessel - 1864 - 571 pages
...Lordships. He is citing a ARGUMENT. statute respecting manslaughter upon the high seas, and he says, " The rule that penal laws are to be construed strictly is, perhaps, '".' ^y> " not much less old than construction itself. It is founded on " the tenderness of the law...
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