Permanent Government for the Virgin Islands: Hearings ... on S. 3228, S. 4005, and S. 4550 ... December 8, 1926 - January 15, 1927

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Page 174 - ... that he will support the Constitution of the United States, and that he absolutely and entirely renounces and abjures all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, and particularly, by name, to the prince, potentate, state or sovereignty of which he was before, a citizen or subject," which proceedings must be recorded by the clerk of the court.
Page 3 - That all persons shall before conviction be bailable by sufficient sureties, except for capital offenses when the proof is evident or the presumption great.
Page 174 - ... that he will support the constitution of the United States, and that he absolutely and entirely renounces and abjures all allegiance, and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty ; and, particularly, by name, to the prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of which he was before a citizen or subject ; which proceedings shall be recorded by the clerk of the court.
Page 3 - That no law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the Government for redress of grievances. That no law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, and that the free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship without discrimination or preference shall forever be allowed...
Page 49 - That in all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to have the assistance of counsel for his defense...
Page 146 - President of the United States of America, have caused the said Convention to be made public, to the end that the same and every article and...
Page 4 - He may grant pardons and respites for offences against the laws of said Territory, and reprieves for offences against the laws of the United States, until the decision of the President can be made known thereon...
Page 10 - If any bill presented to the Governor contain several items of appropriation of money, he may object to one or more of such items while approving of the other portion of the bill. In such case, he shall append to the bill, at the time of signing it, a statement of the items to which he objects; and the appropriation so objected to shall not take effect.
Page 3 - That the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion, insurrection, or invasion the public safety may require it, in either of which events the same may be suspended by the President, or by the governor, with the approval of the Philippine Commission, wherever during such period the necessity for such suspension shall exist.
Page 39 - That no person shall be held to answer for a criminal offense without due process of law; and no person for the same offense shall be twice put in jeopardy of punishment, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.

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