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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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Statutory Interpretation and the Uses of Legislative History ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Administration of Justice - 1990 - 531 pages
...desired 93 Act of Feb. 26, 1885, ch. 164, § 1, 23 Stat. 332. 394 143 US. at 458. 997 143 US at 459-62. "It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within...its spirit nor within the intention of its makers." Id. at 459. For a brief discussion of the "equity of a statute;' see note 280, supra. but that the...
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Statutory Interpretation and the Uses of Legislative History ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Administration of Justice - 1990 - 531 pages
...desired 95 Act of Feb. 26, 1885, ch. 164, § 1, 23 Stat. 332. 396 143 US. at 458. 397 143 US at 459-62. "It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within the letter of the statute and yet aot within the statute, because not within its spirit nor within the intention of its makers." Id....
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International Law Reports: Volume 85, Volume 85

E. Lauterpacht, C. J. Greenwood - 1991 - 741 pages
...American soil— we cannot do so in light of strikingly clear legislative history to the contrary. "It is a familiar rule, that a thing may be within...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers." Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 143 US 457, 459, 12 S.Ct. 511, 512, 36 L.Ed. 226 (1892)....
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Parallel Importation in U.S. Trademark Law

Timothy H. Hiebert - 1994 - 178 pages
...stated: Even if the language of section 526 clearly covered all affiliates of foreign manufacturers, "[i]t is a 'familiar rule, that a thing may be within...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers.' " Id. at 300 (quoting Steelworkers v. Weber, 443 US 193, 201 [ 1979]). 140. 486 US at 304. 141. Id....
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Reports of the Tax Court of the United States, Volume 102

United States. Tax Court - 1994
...literal language. Abdalla v. Commissioner, 647 F.2d 487, 496 (5th Cir. 1981), affg. 69 TC 697 (1978). "It is a familiar rule, that a thing may be within...its spirit nor within the intention of its makers." United Steelworkers of America v. Weber, 443 US 193, 201 (1979) (quoting Church of the Holy Trinity...
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Between the Lines: Interpreting Welfare Rights

R. Shep Melnick - 2010 - 358 pages
...courts should ensure the triumph of the legislative will. A century ago the Supreme Court stated the "familiar rule that a thing may be within the letter...within its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers."27 This language has been cited many times by the Supreme Court in recent years, most notably...
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Dynamic Statutory Interpretation

William N. Eskridge, William N. Eskridge, Jr., John a Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William N Eskridge - 1994 - 438 pages
...statute to exclude the rector. The Court argued "that a thing may be within the letter of the statute yet not within the statute, because not within its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers." The main evidence of a contrary legislative intent was language in a committee report indicating that...
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Forbidden Grounds: The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws

Richard A. Epstein - 1995 - 530 pages
...to training programs. He thus begins with the familiar, if overused, rule of statutory construction that "a thing may be within the letter of the statute...within its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers."11 But here the repudiation of all voluntary affirmative action was within both the intent...
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Law and Truth

Dennis Michael Patterson - 1996 - 189 pages
...(d) and upon McDonald is misplaced. See McDonald v. Santa Fe Trail Transp. Co., supra, at 281 n. 8. 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 (1892). The prohibition against racial discrimination...
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Law and Truth

Dennis Michael Patterson - 1996 - 189 pages
...upon McDonald is misplaced. See McDonald v. Sauta Fe Trail Transp. Co., supra, at 281 n. 8. It isa "familiar rule, that a thing may be within the letter...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers." Holy Trinity Church v. United Srates, 143 US 457, 459 (1892l. The probibition against racial discrimination...
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