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" ... of the legislature, unless prevented by constitutional limitations. Indeed, the great office of statutes is to remedy defects in the common law as they are developed, and to adapt it to the changes of time and circumstances. "
The New York Supplement - Page 372
1915
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court And ..., Volume 89

New Jersey. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1917
...States held that a person has no property or vested interest in any rule of common law, and that while rights of property which have been created by the...common law cannot be taken away without due process, yet the law itself as a rule of conduct may be changed at the will of the legislature, unless prevented...
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Michigan Reports: Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Michigan, Volume 187

Michigan. Supreme Court, Randolph Manning, George C. Gibbs, Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Elijah W. Meddaugh, William Jennison, Hovey K. Clarke, Hoyt Post, Henry Allen Chaney, William Dudley Fuller, John Adams Brooks, Marquis B. Eaton, Herschel Bouton Lazell, James M. Reasoner, Richard W. Cooper - Law reports, digests, etc - 1916
...the common law. That is only one of the forms of municipal law, and is no more sacred than any other. Rights of property which have been created by the...law cannot be taken away without due process ; but the law itself, as a rule of conduct, may be changed at the will * * * of the legislature, unless prevented...
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Michigan Reports: Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Michigan, Volume 173

Michigan. Supreme Court, Randolph Manning, George C. Gibbs, Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Elijah W. Meddaugh, William Jennison, Hovey K. Clarke, Hoyt Post, Henry Allen Chaney, William Dudley Fuller, John Adams Brooks, Marquis B. Eaton, Herschel Bouton Lazell, James M. Reasoner, Richard W. Cooper - Law reports, digests, etc - 1913
...the common law. That is only one of the forms of municipal law, and is no more sacred than any other. Rights of property which have been created by the...law cannot be taken away without due process; but the law itself, as a rule of conduct, may be changed at the will * * * of the legislature, unless prevented...
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Michigan Reports: Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Michigan, Volume 83

Michigan. Supreme Court, Randolph Manning, George C. Gibbs, Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Elijah W. Meddaugh, William Jennison, Hovey K. Clarke, Hoyt Post, Henry Allen Chaney, William Dudley Fuller, John Adams Brooks, Marquis B. Eaton, Herschel Bouton Lazell, James M. Reasoner, Richard W. Cooper - Law reports, digests, etc - 1891
...the forms of municipal law. and is no more sacred than any other. Rights of property which have beeu created by the common law cannot be taken away without due process; but the law itself, as a rule of conduct, may be changed at the will, or even at the whim, of the legislature,...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Ohio, Volume 85

Ohio. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1912
...the common law. That is only one of the forms of municipal law, and is no more sacred than any other. Rights of property which have been created by the...law cannot be taken away without due process; but the law itself, as a rule of conduct, may be changed at the will * * * of the legislature, unless prevented...
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents ..., Volume 13, Part 2

United States. Congress. House - United States - 1877
...the common law. That is only one of the forms of municipal law, and is no more sacred than any other. Rights of property which have been created by the...law cannot be taken away without due process, but the law itself, as a rule of conduct, may be changed at the will, or even at the whim, of the legislature,...
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Albany Law Journal, Volume 15

Law - 1877
...the common law. That is only one of the forms of municipal law, and is no more sacred than any other. Rights of property which have been created by the...law cannot be taken away without due process, but the law itself as a rule of conduct may be changed at the will or even at the whim of the legislature,...
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Pacific Railroads in Congress, 1877 and 1878: Proceedings Compiled from ...

Pacific railroads - 1878 - 694 pages
...the creditors. That is only oue of the forms of municipal law, and is no more, sacred than any other. Rights of property which have been created by the...law cannot be taken away without due process ; but the law itself, as a rule of conduct, mav be changed at the will, or even at the whim, of the Legislature,...
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The General Principles of Constitutional Law in the United States of America

Thomas McIntyre Cooley - Constitutional law - 1880 - 376 pages
...Even an exemp1 " A person has no property, no vested interest, in any rule of the common law. . . . Rights of property, which have been created by the...law, cannot be taken away without due process ; but the law itself as a rule of conduct may be changed at the will, or even at the whim, of the legislature,...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Session of the Association ..., Volume 35

Ohio State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1914
...wondered if the judge who wrote that was a disciple of our South American Explorer Friend. (Laughter.) "Rights of property which have been created by the...common law cannot be taken away without due process of law, but the law itself, as a rule of conduct may be changed at the will of the legislature unless...
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