Lemuel Shaw: Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

John Wilson and Son, University Press, 1885 - 82 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 62 - Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Σελίδα 80 - ... the provision of the Constitution of the United States forbidding a state to pass any law impairing the obligation of contracts, the only question was of its construction by the state court.
Σελίδα 42 - But it is the great merit of the common law, that it is founded upon a comparatively few, broad, general principles of justice, fitness, and expediency, the correctness of which is generally acknowledged, and which at first are few and simple ; but which, carried out in their practical...
Σελίδα 47 - When, on the trial of an indictment for murder, the killing is proved to have been committed by the defendant, and nothing further is shown, the presumption of law is, that it was malicious, and an act of murder...
Σελίδα 55 - You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage ; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by. Large streams from little fountains flow; Tall oaks from little acorns grow...
Σελίδα 53 - Almost within sight of the place where we now are, still stands a modest spire, marking the spot where a beloved father stood to minister the holy word of truth and hope and salvation to a numerous, beloved, and attached people, for almost half a century. Pious, pure, simple-hearted, devoted to and beloved by his people, never shall I cease to venerate his memory, or to love those who knew and loved him. I speak in the presence of some who knew him, and of many more, who, I doubt not, were taught...
Σελίδα 37 - ... not respect persons in judgment. He shall know nothing about the parties; everything about the case. He shall do everything for justice; nothing for himself; nothing for his friend; nothing for his patron; nothing for his sovereign. If, on one side, is the executive power, and the legislature, and the people — the sources of his...
Σελίδα 43 - All property is acquired and held under the tacit condition that it shall not be so used as to injure the equal rights of others, or to destroy or greatly impair the public rights and interests of the community ; under the maxim of the common law, sic utere tuo ut alienum non Icedas.
Σελίδα 25 - And if it shall be found, that any of the salaries aforesaid, so established, are insufficient, they shall, from time to time, be enlarged, as the General Court shall judge proper.
Σελίδα 42 - ... to new institutions and conditions of society, new modes of commerce, new usages and practices, as the progress of society in the advancement of civilization may require.

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