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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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A Treatise on the Federal Employers' Liability and Safety Appliance Acts ...

William Wheeler Thornton - 1916 - 1012 pages
...commerce. The Supreme Court of the United States has laid down the proposition in more than one case that a thing may be within the letter of the statute and not within its meaning, and within its meaning though not As the employe must be engaged in the interstate...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 242

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - 1917
...This court reversed the judgment, and, in an elaborate opinion by Mr. Justice Brewer, declared that "It is a familiar rule, that a thing may be within...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers." And the learned Justice further said: "This has been often asserted, and the reports are full of cases...
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Supreme Court Reporter, Volumes 37-38

1917
...This court reversed the judgment, and, in an elaborate opinion by Mr. Justice Brewer, declared that "it is a familiar rule that a thing may be within...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers." And the learned justice further said: "This has been often asserted, and the reports are full of cases...
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American and English Annotated Cases: Containing the Important Cases ...

1917
...such cases should prevail over its letter.' US v. Kirby, 7 Wall. 482, 19 US (L. ed.) 278. 'It is [79] a familiar rule that a thing may be within the letter...spirit nor within the intention of its makers. This is not a substitution of the will of the judge of that of the legislator, for frequently words of general...
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Lawyers' Reports Annotated, Book 16

1908
...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...its application. This is not the substitution of the win of the judge for that of the legislator, for frequently words of general meaning are used in a...
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Monthly Labor Review, Volume 102

1979
...reliance upon a literal construction of 703(a) and (d) and upon [our earlier ruling] is misplaced. It is a 'familiar rule that a thing may be within...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers.' " ' Brennan turned to the legislative history and found that "Congress* primary concern" in enacting...
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Lawyers' Reports Annotated

1919
...jurisprudence it has been held a thing may be within the letter of the law and yet not within the law, because not within its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers. In the case of Stradling v. Morgan, 1 Powd. 206, 75 ling. Reprint, 316, it was said : ''From whkh cases...
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Dauphin County Reports, Volume 23

1920
...the total expenses plus the contribution amounted to more than $250.00. no contribution was required. "It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers." Holy Trinity Church vs United States, 143 US 457. Pierce Rettew vs Philip Bloom of honorably discharged...
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United States Circuit Courts of Appeals Reports: With Key-number Annotations ...

1905
...intent attention is not to be confined to the words employed, but the familiar rule must be applied, "that a thing may be within the letter of the statute...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers." Holy Trinity Church v. United States, 143 US 459, 12 Sup. Ct. 511, 36 L. Ed. 226. As was said in the...
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United States Circuit Courts of Appeals Reports: With Key-number Annotations ...

1920
...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...statute and yet not within the statute, because not witnm its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers. This has been often asserted, and the reports...
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