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" It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within the letter of the statute and yet not within the statute, because not within its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers. "
Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States - Page 46
by United States. General Accounting Office - 1929
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The Law of Pure Food and Drugs, National and State: With Appendices ...

William Wheeler Thornton - 1912 - 1113 pages
...United States,5 is most pertinent : 143 US 467, 12 Sup. Ct. 571, 36 L. Ed. 226, reversing 36 Fed. '' 'It is a familiar rule, that a thing may be within...has been often asserted, and the reports are full of eases illustrating its application. This is not the substitution of the will of the judge for that...
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Federal Antitrust Decisions: Adjudicated Cases and Opinions of ..., Volume 1

United States. Courts - 1912
...which to correctly interpret a statute. In Smythe v. Fiske, 23 Wall. 374, 380, this court declared that " a thing may be within the letter of the statute and not within its meaning, and within its meaning, though not within its letter. The intention of the...
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Decisions of the Comptroller of the Treasury, Volume 19

United States. Comptroller of the Treasury - 1913
...statute of March 4, 1913 (37 Stat., 892). But it was said by the Supreme Court in Holy Trinity Church v. United States (143 US, 457, 459): "It is a familiar...reports are full of cases illustrating its application." The act of March 4, 1913, has been recognized as applicable to cases of warrant officers, midshipmen,...
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Regulation, Valuation and Depreciation of Public Utilities

Samuel S. Wyer - 1913 - 313 pages
...suited for its prosperity and success." (441) 275 Legislation Must Be Interpreted Rationally. "It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within...within the statute, because not within its spirit, nor 93 within the intention of its makers. This has often been asserted, and the reports are full of cases...
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The Kahn Bill: Hearing Before the Committee on Patents, House of ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Patents - 1913 - 299 pages
...applied to the constructlon of the provisions of the interim copyright act of January 7, 1004, * * * the familiar rule that "a thing may be within the letter of the statute find yet not within the statute because not within its spirit nor within the intention of its makers."...
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United States Congressional Serial Set

1913
...provisions of the act in relation to each other, and applying the well-known rule that a particular case may be within the letter of the statute and yet not within the intention of the lawmaker, it is my opinion that authority to remit this penalty or forfeiture has...
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Food and Drugs Act June 30, 1906, and Amendments of August 23, 1912 and ...

United States. Department of Agriculture. Office of the General Counsel - 1914 - 857 pages
...143 US 457, 459, 12 Sup. Ct. 511, 512, 36 L. Ed. 226 : It is a. familiar rule that thing may he within the letter of the statute, and yet not within...within its spirit, nor within the intention of its inukers. This tins been often asserted, and the reports are full of cases illustrating its application....
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Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases, Volume 1

1914
...words employed, but the familiar rule must be applied, "that a thing may be within the ' letter of tbe statute, and yet not within the statute, because not...its spirit, nor within the Intention of its makers." Rothschild v. Adler-Weinberger S. 8. Co., 130 Fed. 866, 867, 65 CCA 350. All costs and damages "All...
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Federal Statutes Annotated: Containing All the Laws of the United ..., Volume 1

United States - 1916
...cannot think Congress intended to denounce with penalties a transaction like that in the present case. It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within the...spirit nor within the intention of its makers. This has often been asserted, and the reports are full of cases illustrating its application. This is not the...
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United States Circuit Courts of Appeals Reports: With Key-number Annotations ...

1916
...permit the spirit or reason of the law to prevail over its letter. A thing may be within the letter of a statute, and yet not within the statute, because not...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers. See Holy Trinity Church v. United States, 143 US 457, 459, 12 Sup. Ct. 511, 36 L. Ed. 226 (1892). This...
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