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" All laws should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. It will always, therefore, be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions... "
Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States - Page 46
by United States. General Accounting Office - 1929
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United States Reports: Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 7

United States. Supreme Court - 1869 - 780 pages
...arrest and detention when accused of felony, in the forms prescribed by the Constitution and laws. 5. All laws should receive a sensible construction. General...to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence, and it will always be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions to its language, which would...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court, Volume 74

United States. Supreme Court - 1870
...arrest and detention when accused of felony, in the forms prescribed by the Constitution and laws. 6. All laws should receive a sensible construction. General...to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence, and it will always be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions to its language, which would...
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Weekly Notes of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court ..., Volume 38

1896
...Bolognian law which enacted "that whoever drew blood in the streets should be punished with the and general terms should be so limited in their application...oppression, or an absurd consequence. It will always be presumed that the Legislature intended exceptions to its language, which would avoid results of...
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Wisconsin Reports: Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Volume 40

Wisconsin. Supreme Court, Abram Daniel Smith, Philip Loring Spooner, Obadiah Milton Conover, Frederic King Conover, Frederick William Arthur, Frderick C. Seibold - 1877
...96; Henry v. Tilson, 17 Vt., 479: People v. Admire, 39 111., 251; U. £ v. The Hunter, Pet. CC, 10. General terms should be so limited in their application...to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. US v. Kirby, 1 "Wall., 482. Moreover, if a literal construction be put upon this act, it is not only...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Circuit Court of the United States for ...

United States. Circuit Court (1st Circuit), Nathan Clifford, William Henry Clifford - 1878
...special and explicit provisions of the act. United States v. Coombs, Day r. Buffinton. 12 Pet. 72. " General terms should be so limited in their application...language, which would avoid results of this character." United States v. Kirby, 1 Wall. 486. John C. Mopes, for the defendant. By 8 of the first article...
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The Federal Reporter: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volumes 19-20

1884
...the words." Id. 587. See Donaldson v. Wood, 22 Wend. 399 ; Lake Shore Ry. Co. v. Roach, 80 NY 339. "All laws should receive a sensible construction....legislature intended exceptions to its language which would aiwid re. sidts of this character. The reason of the law in such cases should prevail over the letter."...
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The Federal Reporter: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volumes 21-22

1884
...the words.' Id. 587. See Donaldson v. Wood, 22 Wend. 399; Lake Shore Ry. Co. v. Roach, 80 KY 339. " 'All laws should receive a sensible construction....presumed that the legislature intended exceptions to its lanyuaye which would avoid results of this character. The reason of the law in such cases should prevail...
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The Federal Reporter: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volumes 59-60

1894
...the letter. In re Bomino's Estate, 83 Mo. 441. In UB v. Kirby, 7 Wall. 483, Mr. Justice Field said: "All laws should receive a sensible construction....injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. It will therefore be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions to its language, which would avoid results...
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The Federal Reporter: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volumes 13-14

1882
...laws are to be so construed as to avoid an unjust or an absurd conclusion; and general terms are to be so limited in their application as not to lead...to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. In addition to the illustrations of this rule there given, we may refer to two instances furnished...
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Circuit and District Courts of the ..., Volume 7

Lorenzo Smith Boswell Sawyer, United States. Circuit Court (9th Circuit) - 1882
...laws are to be so construed as to avoid an unjust or an absurd conclusion; and general terms are to be so limited in their application as not to lead...to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. In addition to the illustrations of this rule there given, we may refer to Dist. Cul.] CASE OF THE...
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