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" We receive the construction given by the courts of the nation as the true sense of the law, and feel ourselves no more at liberty to depart from that construction than to depart from the words of the statute. On this principle, the construction given... "
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Court of the United ... - Page 564
by Martyn Paine - 1827
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Condensed Reports of Cases in the Superior Court of the Territory ..., Volume 3

Louisiana. Supreme Court, François-Xavier Martin - Law reports, digests, etc - 1839
...construing the legislative acts of that government. Hence the construction given by this court to the constitution and laws of the United States, is received by all as the true construction; and hence the construction given by the courts of the several states, to the legislative acts of these...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 44

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1845
...depart from the words of the statute. On this principle, the construction given by this court to the Constitution and laws of the United States, is received...acts of those states, is received as true, unless it conflict with the Constitution, laws or treaties of the United States." " This course is founded...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 5

Louisiana. Supreme Court, Merritt M. Robinson - Law reports, digests, etc - 1845
...construing the legislative acts of that government. Hence, the construction given by this court to the constitution and laws of the United States, is received by all as the true construction ; and hence, the construction given by the courts of the several States to the Legislative acts^f those States,...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 5; Volume 46

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1847
...depart from the words of the statute. On this principle the construction given by this court to the constitution and laws of the United States is received...construction given by the courts of the several States Rowan et al. r. Runnels. to the legislative acts of those States is received as true, unless they come...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 8

Louisiana. Supreme Court, Merritt M. Robinson - Law reports, digests, etc - 1847
...depart from the words of the statute. On this principle, the construction given by this court, to the constitution and laws of the United States, is received...construction given by the courts of the several States 10 the legislative acts of those States, is received as true, unless they come in conflict with the...
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Army and Navy Pension Laws, and Bounty Land Laws of the United States ...

Bounties, Military - 1854 - 846 pages
...the construction given by this court to the constitution and laws of the United States is conceived by all as the true construction ; and on the same principle the construction given by the several courts of the States to the legislative acts of those States is received as true, unless they...
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Reports of cases argued and decided in the Circuit Court of the ..., Volume 6

John McLean, United States. Circuit Court (7th Circuit) - Law reports, digests, etc - 1856
...department exists, is the appropriate organ for construing the legislative acts of government. On this principle the construction given by the Courts of...they come in conflict with the Constitution, Laws and Treaties of the United States. What, then, 38a Lemuel Wick v. The Schooner Samuel Strong. have...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: with A Preliminary ...

Joseph Story - 1873
...depart from the words of the statute. On this principle, the construction given by this court to the Constitution and laws of the. United States is received...conflict with the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States." And in Green v. Neat's Lessee, 6 Pet. 298, it is said by McLean, J. : " The decision...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 2

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1873
...depart from the words of the statute. On this principle, the construction given by this court to the Constitution and laws of the United States is received...acts of those States is received as true. unless they comc in conflict with the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States." And in Green v. Neal's...
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A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative ...

Thomas McIntyre Cooley - Constitutional law - 1874 - 827 pages
...depart from the words of the statute. On this principle, the construction given by this court to the Constitution and laws of the United. States is received...conflict with the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States." And in Green v. Neal's Lessee, 6 Pet. 298, it is said by McLean, J. : " The decision...
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