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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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Improved Technology and Removal of Prevailing Wage Requirements in Federally ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affairs - 1972 - 559 pages
...National Woodwork Mfrs. Assn. v. NLRB 4-1S-67 quiry into Congress' purpose in enacting the section. It is a "familiar rule, that a thing may be within...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers " Holy Trinity Church v. United States, 140 US 4S7, 459. That principle has particular application...
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Equal Treatment of Craft and Industrial Workers, 1975: Hearings Before the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Labor and Public Welfare Committee - 1975 - 473 pages
...must be interpreted in light of the statutory setting and the circumstances surrounding its enactment: "It is a 'familiar rule, that a thing may be within...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers.' Holy Trinity Church v. United States, 143 US 457, 459." National Woodwork Manufacturers Asm. v. NLRB,...
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District and County Reports: Containing Reports of Cases Decided ..., Volume 2

Pennsylvania. Courts - 1923
...have officers who can make the prescribed reports? It is no less a cardinal principle of construction 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 457, 459. It is also settled that "a tax law cannot...
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Outer Space and Legal Liability

Morris D. Forkosch - 1982 - 290 pages
...decision in United Steelworkers of America v. Weber, 443 US 193, 201 (1979), quoting an 1892 case, 'that a thing may be within the letter of the statute...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers'. See also the Supreme Court's other reading of statutes, eg, as with the 1968 federal wiretapping statute...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court, Volume 452

United States. Supreme Court - 1983
...to provide meaningful guidance to consumers in * This Court has frequently relied on the principle 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 457, 459 (1892). See, eg, Steelworkers v. Weber, 443 US...
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Securities Regulation: Liabilities and Remedies

Marc I. Steinberg - 2020 - 1486 pages
...judicious application of traditional legal canons of statutory construction may signify that an instrument "may be within the letter of the statute and yet not within the statute, because not within the spirit, nor within the intention of its makers."5 1 Marine Bank v. Weaver, 455 US 551, 555, 102...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 458

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - 1985
...seaman claimed unpaid wages did not occur during a voyage and was the result of an oral contract. 1 "It is a familiar rule, that a thing may be within...statute, because not within its spirit, nor within the STEVENS, J., dissenting 458 US Qualifying language in 46 USC 596 supports a much narrower construction...
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FCC Record: A Comprehensive Compilation of Decisions ..., Volume 12, Issue 12

United States. Federal Communications Commission - 1997
...way when its application would result in an absurd outcome contrary to the clear intent of Congress: It is a familiar rule, that a thing may be within...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers. ... If a literal construction of the words be absurd, the Act '.,iust be construed to avoid the absurdity.79...
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The Constitutional Rights of Women: Cases in Law and Social Change

Leslie Friedman Goldstein - 1988 - 637 pages
...against the background of its legislative history and historical context. As to the language of the PDA, "[i]t is a 'familiar rule, that a thing may be within...spirit, nor within the intention of its makers.'" Steelworkers v. Weber, 443 US 193,201 (1979) (quoting Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States,...
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Decisions of the Federal Maritime Commission, Volume 8

United States. Federal Maritime Commission - 1964
...absurd result." Yankee Network v. Federal Communications Commission, 107 F. 2d 212, 219 (DC Cir. 1939). "It is a familiar rule, that a thing may be within...within the statute, because not within its spirit, nor the intention of its makers," Holy Trinity Church v. United States, 143 US 457 (1892), and "all laws...
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