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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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Communist and Anarchist Deportation Cases: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Immigration and Naturalization - 1920 - 158 pages
...act of Congress, yet held that it was not proscribed by that act. " It is a familiar rule," he said, "that a thing may be within the letter of the statute and not within the statute because not within its spirit nor within the intention of its makers," and,...
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Communist and Anarchist Deportation Cases: Hearings Before Subcommittee ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on immigration - 1920 - 158 pages
...act of Congress, yet held that it was not proscribed by that act. "It is a familiar rule," he said, "that a thing may be within the letter of the statute and not within the statute because not within its spirit nor within the intertion of its makers, " and,...
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Dauphin County Reports, Volume 24

1921
...there seems to be no need for setting out the history of it. The law does not require a vain thing. "It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within...statute, because not within its spirit, nor within the intentions of its makers." Holy Trinity Church vs United States, 143 US 457, 459. We think this principle,...
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The Workmen's Compensation Law Journal, Volume 4

William Otis Badger - 1919
...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 letter of the c->nite and yet not within the statute, because not within its spirit, nor v. uhin the intention...
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Dauphin County Reports, Volume 25

1922
...intention of the Legislature. In Holy Trinity Church vs United States, 143 US 457, 459, it is said : "Tt is a familiar rule that a thing may be within the letter of a statute and yet not within the statute, because not within it spirit, nor within the intention of...
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The Reasonableness of the Law: The Adaptability of Legal Sanctions to the ...

Charles William Bacon, Franklyn Stanley Morse - 1924 - 400 pages
...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...nor within the intention of its makers. . . . This is not the substitution of the will of the judge for that of the legislator, for frequently words of...
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The Federal Reporter, Volume 234

1916
...find other than a verbal justification for giving to section 37 of the Criminal Code so broad a scope. It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within the...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers. Holy Trinity Church v. US, 143 US 457, 459, 12 Sup. Ct. 511, 36 L. Ed. 226. The right of the United...
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The Federal Reporter: With Key-number Annotations ..., Volume 160

1908
...contract of employment. The court says (page 459 of 143 US, page 512 of 12 Sup. Ct. [36 L. Ed. 226]): "It Is a familiar rule that a thing may be within...within the statute, because not within its spirit, not within the intention of its makers." Again, in the recent case of Tobacco Co. v. Werckmeister (decided...
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The Federal Reporter, Volume 275

Peyton Boyle - 1922
...different meanings in different connections, but also that "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." Holy Trinity Church v. United States, 143 US 457, 12 Sup. Ct. 511, 36 L. Ed. 220; I.au v. United States,...
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The Federal Reporter, Volume 152

1907
...found that certain broad language used therein should be given a restricted meaning, because of the "familiar rule that a thing may be within the letter of the statute and yet not within its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers." But, as was subsequently pointed out by the same...
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