A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America : and of the Several States of the American Union : with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law, Volum 1
T. and J. W. Johnson, 1843 - 1512 sider
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Side 354 - A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law, it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incidental to its very existence.
Side 153 - The records and judicial proceedings of the courts of any State or Territory, or of any such country, shall be proved or admitted in any other court within the United States, by the attestation of the clerk, and the seal of the court annexed, if there be a seal, together with a certificate of the judge, chief justice, or presiding magistrate, that the said attestation is in due form.
Side 153 - Judicial proceedings, authenticated as aforesaid, shall have such faith and credit given to them in every court within the United States as they have by law or usage in the courts of the state from whence the said records are or shall be taken.
Side 364 - In all cases in which a State is a party, the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction. The thirteenth section of the judiciary act of 1789, provided that "the Supreme Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of all controversies of a civil nature where a State is a party except between a State and its citizens and except also between a State and citizens of other States or aliens, in which latter case it shall have original but not exclusive jurisdiction...
Side 134 - All controversies concerning the private right of soil, claimed under different grants of two or more states, whose jurisdictions as they may respect such lands and the states which passed such grants are adjusted, the said grants or either of them being at the same time claimed to have originated antecedent to such settlement of jurisdiction, shall, on the petition of either party to the Congress of...
Side 135 - State of which the owner is an inhabitant ; provided also, that no imposition, duties, or restriction shall be laid by any State on the property of the United States or either of them.
Side 382 - ... and each of the said district courts shall have and exercise the same jurisdiction, in all cases arising under the Constitution and laws of the United States...
Side 123 - The house of representatives shall have the sole power of impeachment. The concurrence of a majority of all the members shall be necessary to an impeachment. All impeachments shall be tried by the senate, and when sitting for that purpose, the senators shall be upon oath or affirmation to do Justice according to law and evidence.