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" This can only be obviated by adhering to the rule that constitutional provisions for the security of person and property should be liberally construed. A close and literal construction deprives them of half their efficacy, and leads to gradual depreciation... "
Prohibition Enforcement in the District of Columbia: Hearing...on S. 3344 ... - Page 121
by United States. Congress. Senate. District of Columbia - 1930 - 128 pages
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Report of the ... Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, Volume 37

American Bar Association - Bar associations - 1912
...constitutional provisions for the security of persons and property, should be liberally construed. " A close and literal construction deprives them of half their efficacy and leads to depreciation of the right, as if it consisted more in sound than in substance. It is the duty of courts...
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The Federal Reporter: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volumes 151-152

Law reports, digests, etc - 1907
...which are equally applicable to the prohibition here upon the power of the state, that : "A close, literal construction deprives them of half their efficacy,...leads to gradual depreciation of the right, as if it were more in sound than in substance. It is the duty of the courts to be watchful of the constitutional...
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The Federal Reporter: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volumes 95-96

Law reports, digests, etc - 1899
...made for the court by Mr. Justice Bradley in Boyd v. US, 110 US (>1G, 035, ( Sup. Ct. 53i. that 'it is the duty of courts to be watchful for the constitutional rights of the citizen, and against any stealthy encroachments thereon. Their motto should be "obsta principiis."...
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The Supreme Court Reporter, Volume 17

Law reports, digests, etc - 1897
...that constitutional provisions for the security of person and property should be liberally construed. A close and literal construction deprives them of...constitutional rights of the citizens and against any stealthy encroachments thereon. Their motto should be obsta principlls." While good faith and a knowledge of...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Alabama State Bar ..., Volume 26

Alabama State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1903
...protection of personal rights of the citizen, that "A close, literal, construction deprives them of half of their efficacy, and leads to gradual depreciation of the right, as if it were more in sound than in substance. It is the duty of the courts to be watchful of the constitutional...
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The Supreme Court Reporter, Volume 12

Law reports, digests, etc - 1892
...that constitutional provisions for the security of person and property should be liberally construed. A close and literal construction deprives them of half their efficacy, and lends to gradual depreciation of the right, as if it consisted more In Bound than In substance. It...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 165

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Law reports, digests, etc - 1897
...that constitutional provisions for the security of person and property should be liberally construed. A close and literal construction deprives them of...constitutional rights of the citizens and against any stealthy encroachments thereon. Their motto should be obsta principiis." "While good faith and a knowledge of...
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The Pacific Reporter, Volume 37

Law reports, digests, etc - 1894
...that constitutional provisions for the security of person and property should be liberally construed. A close and literal construction deprives them of...to be watchful for the constitutional rights of the citizen, and against any stealthy encroachments thereon their motto should be 'obsta principiis.' "...
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New York Criminal Reports: Reports of Cases Decided in All Courts ..., Volume 5

Criminal law - 1888
...that constitutional provisions for the security of person and property should be liberally construed. A close and literal construction deprives them of...efficacy and leads to gradual depreciation of the right." The indictment must be quashed, and the case must be resubmitted to another grand jury — if possible,...
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Proceedings of the Grafton and Cos Counties Bar Association, Volume 3

Grafton and Cos Bar Association - Bar associations - 1898
...declared by the courts, and we reaffirm the declaration in Boyd v. United States, 116 US 616, 635, that ' it is the duty of courts to be watchful for the constitutional rights of the citizen and against any stealthy encroachments thereon.' But the power of a court to. make an order...
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