A Digest of Decisions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana: From the 15th to the 30th Annual, P. 800, Inclusive ; Also: of the Circuit Court of the Fifth Circuit, Sitting in Louisiana, and the Louisiana Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States

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Clark & Hofeline, 1878 - Law reports, digests, etc - 836 pages
 

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Page 599 - All the grants of land made before the 24th of January, 1818, by His Catholic Majesty or by his lawful authorities in the said Territories ceded by His Majesty to the United States, shall be ratified and confirmed to the persons in possession of the lands, to the same extent that the same grants would be valid if the Territories had remained under the Dominion of His Catholic Majesty.
Page 168 - ... brought against the devisee by strangers to the estate to annul the will as a muniment of title, and to restrain the enforcement of the decree by which its validity was established, so far as it affects their property.
Page 126 - The right of the people peaceably to assemble for the purpose of petitioning Congress for a redress of grievances, or for anything else connected with the powers or the duties of the national government, is an attribute of national citizenship, and as such under the protection of. and guaranteed by, the United States.
Page 125 - Citizens are the members of the political community to which they belong. They are the people who compose the community, and who, in their associated capacity, have established or submitted themselves to the dominion of a government for the promotion of their general welfare and the protection of their individual as well as their collective rights.
Page 170 - The llth section of the judiciary act of 1789 declares that no district or circuit court shall "have cognizance of any suit to recover the contents of any promissory note or other chose in action in favor of an assignee, unless a suit might have been prosecuted in such court to recover the contents if no assignment had been made, except in cases of foreign bills of exchange.
Page 126 - State from depriving any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law, and from denying to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws...
Page 221 - From this it appears that the right of suffrage is not a necessary attribute of national citizenship,, but that exemption from discrimination in the exercise of that right on account of race, etc., is. The right to vote in the States comes from the States, but the right of exemption from the prohibited discrimination comes from the United States. The first has not been granted or secured by the Constitution of the United States, but the last has been.
Page 157 - ... shall be heard and determined as in other cases ; and if such representatives shall not voluntarily become parties, then the other party may suggest the death on the record, and thereupon, on motion, obtain an order that unless such representatives shall become parties within...
Page 119 - ... trial, in possession of vouchers not before in his power to procure, and that he was prevented from exhibiting a claim for such credit at the Treasury by absence from the United States or by some unavoidable accident.
Page 176 - States, the accused has the constitutional right 'to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation.' Amend. VI. in United States v. Mills, 7 Pet. 142, this was construed to mean, that the indictment must set forth the offense 'with clearness and all necessary certainty, to apprise the accused of the crime with which he stands charged'; and in United States v.

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