Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Illinois, Volume 175

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Page 599 - I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the State of New York ; and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of , according to the best of my ability.
Page 417 - In determining what is proximate cause, the true rule is that the injury must be the natural and probable consequence of the negligence ; such a consequence as, under the surrounding circumstances of the case, might and ought to have been seen by the wrongdoer as likely to flow from his act.
Page 317 - ... a question of fact for the jury, and not of law for the court.
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Page 476 - ... jury if there was any evidence, even a scintilla, in support of the case ; but it is now settled that the question for the judge (subject of course to review) is, as is stated by Maule, J., in Jewell v.
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Page 473 - It is the settled law of this court that, when the evidence given at the trial, with all the inferences which the jury could justifiably draw from it, is insufficient to support a verdict for the plaintiff, so that such a verdict, if returned, must be set aside, the court is not bound to submit the case to the jury, but may direct a verdict for the defendant.
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Page 170 - It is essential to just construction that many words which import something excessive should be understood in a more mitigated sense, — in that sense which common usage justifies. The word " necessary
Page 534 - If any section of a law be intricate, obscure, or doubtful, the proper mode of discovering its true meaning is by comparing it with the other sections, and finding out the sense of one clause by the words or obvious intent of another.

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