Michigan Law Journal, Volume 2

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Department of Law, University of Michigan, 1893 - Law
Includes proceedings of the Michican State Bar Association, 1892-1894.
 

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Page 318 - A grant, in its own nature, amounts to an extinguishment of the right of the grantor, and implies a contract not to reassert that right. A party is, therefore, always estopped by his own grant.
Page 316 - It may well be doubted whether the nature of society and of government does not .prescribe some limits to the legislative power; and, if any be prescribed, where are they to be found, if the property of an individual, fairly and honestly acquired, may be seized without compensation...
Page 376 - The distinction between actions at law and suits in equity, and the forms of all such actions and suits heretofore existing, are abolished...
Page 233 - An act to promote the safety of employees and travelers upon railroads by compelling common carriers engaged in interstate commerce to equip their cars with automatic couplers and continuous brakes and their locomotives with driving-wheel brakes, and for other purposes...
Page 356 - ... survive the testator, such issue shall take the estate so given by the will, in the same manner as the devisee or legatee would have done, if he had survived the testator; unless a different disposition shall be made or directed by the will.
Page 392 - There is also the general police power of the state, by which persons and property are subjected to all kinds of restraints and burdens, in order to secure the general comfort, health, and prosperity of the state, of the perfect right, in the Legislature to do which no question ever was, or, upon acknowledged general principles, ever can be, made so far as natural persons are concerned.
Page 376 - ... there shall be in this state, hereafter, but one form of action, for the enforcement or protection of private rights and the redress of private wrongs, which shall be denominated a civil action.
Page 369 - The plaintiff may unite in the same complaint several causes of action, whether they be such as have been heretofore denominated legal or equitable, or both, where they all arise out of, 1. The same transaction, or transactions connected with the same subject of action; 2.
Page 411 - Indeed it is perfectly amazing that there should be no other state of life, no other occupation, art or science, in which some method of instruction is not looked upon as requisite, except only the science of legislation, the noblest and most difficult of any. Apprenticeships are held necessary to almost every art, commercial or mechanical; a long course of reading and study must form the divine, the physician, and the practical professor of the laws ; but every man of superior fortune thinks himself...
Page 316 - Georgia was restrained, either by general principles which are common to our free institutions, or by the particular provisions of the Constitution of the United States, from passing a law whereby the estate of the plaintiff in the premises so purchased could be constitutionally and legally impaired and rendered null and void.

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