The Pacific Reporter, Volume 43

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West Publishing Company, 1896 - Law reports, digests, etc
 

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Page 57 - That the act or omission charged as the offense is clearly and distinctly set forth in ordinary and concise language, without repetition, and in such a manner as to enable a person of common understanding to know what is intended.
Page 435 - No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of a law which shall distinctly state the object of the same, to which object only such tax shall be applied.
Page 175 - For the proper construction of an instrument the circumstances under which it was made, including the situation of the subject of the instrument, and of the parties to it, may also be shown, so that the judge be placed in the position of those whose language he is to interpret.
Page 414 - All general laws and special acts passed pursuant to this section may be altered from time to time or repealed.
Page 214 - The time in which any act provided by law is to be done is computed by excluding the first day and including the last, unless the last day is a holiday, and then it is also excluded.
Page 327 - The defendant may set forth by answer as many defenses and counterclaims as he may have, whether they be such as have been heretofore denominated legal or equitable, or both.
Page 177 - all murder which shall be perpetrated by means of poison, or lying in wait, or by any other kind of willful, deliberate and premeditated killing, or which shall be committed in the perpetration of, or attempt to perpetrate any arson, rape, robbery or burglary, shall be deemed murder in the first degree...
Page 286 - Judgment may be given for or against one or more of several plaintiffs, and for or against one or more of several defendants...
Page 280 - The court, in every stage of an action, must disregard any error or defect in the pleadings or proceedings which does not affect the substantial rights of the adverse party; and no judgment shall be reversed, or affected, by reason of such error or defect.
Page 134 - Every act shall embrace but one subject and matters properly connected therewith ; which subject shall be expressed in the title. But if any subject shall be embraced in an act, which shall not be expressed in the title, such act shall be void only as to so much thereof as shall not be expressed in the title.

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