Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, Volume 18

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Page 433 - If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States in any manner or for any purpose...
Page 218 - What the company is entitled to demand, in order that it may have just compensation, is a fair return upon the reasonable value of the property at the time it is being used for the public.
Page 606 - No association shall make any loan or discount on the security of the shares of its own capital stock, nor be the purchaser or holder of any such shares, unless such security or purchase shall be necessary to prevent loss upon a debt previously contracted in good faith...
Page 466 - it extends to the protection of the lives, limbs, health, comfort and quiet of all persons, and the protection of all property within the state.
Page 251 - ... absolutely null and void, unless they are freely made and executed in the presence of at least two attesting witnesses, after the allowance of such a claim, the ascertainment of the amount due, and the issuing of a warrant for the payment thereof.
Page 545 - Its execution are indispensable. The assignor must not retain any control over the fund,— any authority to collect or any power of revocation. If he do, It is fatal to the claim of the assignee. The transfer must be of such a character that the fund holder can safely pay, and is compellable to do so, though forbidden by the assignor.
Page 125 - Where there are different statutes in pari materia, though made at different times, or even expired, and not referring to each other, they shall be taken and construed together, as one system, and as explanatory of each other.
Page 492 - In criminal trials, in the courts of the United States, wherever a question arises whether a confession is incompetent because not voluntary, the issue is controlled by that portion of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, commanding that no person 'shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.
Page 67 - The general principle announced in numerous cases is that a right, question or fact distinctly put in issue and directly determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, as a ground of recovery, cannot be disputed in a subsequent suit between the same partes or their privies; and even if the second suit is for a different cause of action, the right, question or fact once so determined must, as between the same parties or their privies...
Page 10 - ... of which I may be possessed at the time of my death...

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