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" Coke (), to consider, 1. What was the law before the Act was passed ; 2. What was the mischief or defect for which the law had not provided ; 3. What remedy the Legislature has appointed ; and 4. The reason of the remedy. "
Annual Reports of the War Department - Page 172
by United States. War Department - 1901
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On the Interpretation of Statutes

Sir Peter Benson Maxwell - 1875 - 458 pages
...most obvious meaning and construction. For this purpose it is necessary, according to Lord Coke (6), to consider, 1. What was the law before the Act was...for which the law had not provided ; 3. What remedy Parliament has appointed; and 4. The reason of the remedy. According to another authority, the true...
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Reports of the Supreme court of Canada, Volume 2

Canada law reports - 1879
...proviso in question (1). We have, therefore to consider: 1. What the law was before the last mentioned Act was passed ; 2. What was the mischief or defect...for which the law had not provided ; 3. What remedy has been provided, and to what extent, and ; 4. The reason of the remedy (2). 1st. What was the law...
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The Canadian Law Times, Volume 40

1920
...legislature, and for this purpose, as Coke points out, consider what the law was before the Act was passed, what was the mischief or defect for which the law had not provided, what remedy the legislature has •appointed, and the reason of the remedy. The provision under discussion...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Session of the Association ..., Volume 16

Ohio State Bar Association - 1895
...Coke and in order to understand the scope and object of the enactment, the interpreter must ascertain what was the mischief or defect for which the law had not provided. That is, he must call to his aid all those external or historical facts which led to the enactment....
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The Atlantic Reporter, Volume 87

1913
...as to get an exact conception of Its aim, scope, and object. It Is necessary according to Lord Coke to consider (1) what was the law before the act was...has appointed ; and (4) the reason of the remedy" — and again he says that the true meaning Is to be found, "not merely from the words of the act,...
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The Canadian Law Times, Volume 7

1887
...real property of a deceased person before the Act, bearing in mind Lord Coke's resolutions to inquire 1. What was the law before the Act was passed. 2....for which the law had not provided. 3. What remedy parliament has appointed. 4. The reason for the remedy (6). In the early history of the North American...
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The Canadian Law Times, Volume 7

1887
...in mind Lord Coke's resolutions to inqaire 1. What was the law before the Act was passed. 2. Whatwas the mischief or defect for which the law had not provided. 3. What remedy parliament has appointed. 4. The reason for the remedy (6). In the early history of the North American...
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The American and English Encyclopedia of Law, Volume 23

John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland - 1893
...interpreter, in order to understand the subject-matter, scope, and object of the enactment, must ascertain what was the mischief or defect for which the law had not provided; that is, he must call to his aid all those external or historical facts which are necessary for this...
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The Southern Reporter, Volume 58

1912
...general view of the act "it is necessary to consider, first, what was the law before the act ; second, what was the mischief or defect for which the law had not provided; third, what remedy the Legislature has appointed; and, fourth, the reason of the remedy." Endlich on...
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A Commentary on the Interpretation of Statutes

Gustav Adolf Endlich - 1888 - 871 pages
...get an exact conception of its aim, scope and object. It is necessary, according to Lord Coke (a), to consider, 1. What was the law before the Act was...has appointed ; and 4. The reason of the remedy.' According to another authority, the true meaning is to be found, not mere!}' from the words of the...
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