Reports of Cases Determined in the Constitutional Court of South Carolina, 1817-1820

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Page 541 - Columbia, laborer, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil...
Page 349 - Perhaps it is an evil inseparable from the good with which it is allied: perhaps it is a shoot which cannot be stripped from the stalk, without wounding vitally the plant from which it is torn.
Page 292 - The children of persons who have been duly naturalized, being under the age of twenty-one years at the time of the naturalization of their parents, shall, if dwelling in the United States, be considered as citizens thereof. CITIZENS' CHILDREN WHO ARE BORN ABROAD.
Page 478 - In the eighth section of the first article of the Constitution of the United States it is declared that Congress shall have power 'to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing, for limited times, to authors and Inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.
Page 509 - Felon cannot be taken so as to be prosecuted and convicted for any such offence, yet nevertheless it shall and may be lawful to prosecute and punish every such person and persons buying or receiving any Goods stolen by -any such principal Felon, knowing the same to be stolen, as for a Misdemeanor, to be punished by fine and imprisonment, or...
Page 256 - A riot is a tumultuous disturbance of the peace, by three persons or more assembling together of their own authority, with an intent mutually to assist one another against any who shall oppose them in the execution of some enterprise of a private nature, and afterwards actually executing the same in a violent and turbulent manner, to the terror of the people, whether the act intended were of itself lawful or unlawful.
Page 351 - Having offered profert of himself for public investigation a candidate must expect some criticism of his personal fitness. No one, of course, has the right to wrongfully impute dishonesty to him, but temperament and qualifications are mere matters of opinion of which the electors are the only judges.
Page 371 - Dec. 236, which was an action of ejectment, certain questions of fact had been submitted to the jury, who found a verdict for the plaintiff. The defendant moved for a new trial on the ground that the...
Page 531 - the constitution and the laws of the United States, made in pursuance thereof, shall be the supreme law of the land, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 393 - ... ferry as to draw away its custom, it is a nuisance to the owner of the old one. For where there is a ferry by prescription, the owner is bound to keep it always in repair and readiness, for the ease of all the king's subjects; otherwise he may be grievously amerced; it would be therefore extremely hard, if a new ferry were suffered to share his profits, which does not also share his burthen.

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