The Northwestern Reporter, Volume 129

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West Publishing Company, 1911

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Page 200 - By the law of the land, is most clearly intended, the general law; a law, which hears before it condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning is, that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and immunities under the protection of the general rules which govern society. Everything which may pass under the form of an enactment, is not therefore to be considered the law of the land.
Page 280 - Must be payable to order or to bearer; and, 5. Where the instrument is addressed to a drawee, he must be named or otherwise indicated therein with reasonable certainty.
Page 278 - To constitute notice of an infirmity in the instrument or defect in the title of the person negotiating the same, the person to, whom it is negotiated must have had actual knowledge of the infirmity or defect, or knowledge of such facts that his action in taking the instrument amounted to bad faith.
Page 213 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St. Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said territory, as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other states that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.
Page 426 - Know all men by these presents, that I, John McLoughlin, of Fort Vancouver, in the Territory of Oregon, for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar, to me in hand paid by...
Page 200 - Webster, in his familiar definition, "the general law, a law which hears before it condemns, which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial," so "that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and immunities under the protection of the general rules which govern society;" and" thus excluding, as not due process of law...
Page 318 - We see no reason why the same rule should not apply to a state hospital for the insane, which does and furnishes for the insane person only those things required by the law of the state.
Page 442 - It is also urged that it was error to Instruct the jury that the burden of proof was upon the defendant to show the fact of contributory negligence on the part of plaintiff.
Page 50 - Meaning of heirs and issue in certain remainders. Where a remainder shall be limited to take effect on the death of any person without heirs, or heirs of his body, or without issue, the words "heirs" or "issue," shall be construed to mean heirs or issue, living at the death of the person named as ancestor.
Page 228 - Both parties being negligent, the true rule is held to be that "the party who last has a clear opportunity of avoiding the accident, notwithstanding the negligence of his opponent, is considered solely responsible for it.

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