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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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Reports on the Law of Civil Government in Territory Subject to Military ...

United States. Bureau of Insular Affairs, Charles Edward Magoon - 1902 - 808 pages
...consideration be given to (1) the surrounding facts and circumstances, ("2) the history of the enactment, (8) the elementary rule that construction is to be made...Turner, LJ, that the true meaning of a statute is to he found not merely from the words of the act, but from the cause and necessity of its being made,...
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Reports on the Law of Civil Government in Territory Subject to Military ...

United States. Bureau of Insular Affairs, Charles Edward Magoon - 1903 - 808 pages
...people," placing upon the President of the United States the responsibility for each of such grants. by commission in executing it. To assist such officer...(3) what remedy the legislature has appointed, and (-i) the reason of the remedy. (See Heydon's case, 3 Kep., 7f>; 10 Rep., 73, note </.) Also, the equally...
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REPORTS ON THE LAW OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT IN TERRITORY SUBJECT TO MILITARY ...

CHARLES E. MAGOON - 1903
...is: That it is necessary to consider (1) what was the law before the act was passed, (2) what Avas the mischief or defect for which the law had not provided,...(3) what remedy the legislature has appointed, and (1) the reason of the remedy. (See Heydon's case, 3 Rep., 70; 10 Rep., 73, note (t.) Also, the equally...
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The Southeastern Reporter, Volume 42

1903
...necessary, according to Lord Coke, to consider: First, what was the law before the act was passed; second, what was the mischief or defect for which the law had not provided; and, fourth, the reason of the remedy. According to another authority the true meaning is to be found...
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Annual Report of the Commissioner of Insurance of the State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin. Department of Insurance - 1903
...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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A Treatise on the Law Relating to Ownership and Incumbrance of Registered ...

James Edward Hogg - 1906 - 474 pages
...to the Patent Acts of 1883 and 1888: "We are to see what was the law before the Act was passed, and what was the mischief or defect for which the law had not provided, what remedy Parliament appointed, and the reason of the remedy ... a commission was appointed to inquire...
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Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of the District ..., Volume 21

District of Columbia. Court of Appeals - 1908
...in order to understand the subject-matter and the 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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Cardinal Rules of Legal Interpretation

Edward Beal - 1908 - 674 pages
...571, at p. 573; 67 LJ 628, at p. 630, ' We are to see what was the law before the Act was passed, and what was the mischief or defect for which the law had not provided, what remedy Parliament appointed, and the reason of the remedy.' That is a general way of stating it...
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The Federal Reporter: With Key-number Annotations ..., Volume 165

1909
...laid down by Lord Coke, and since universally approved, makes it proper to consider, for this purpose (1) what was the law before the act was passed, (2)...the Legislature has appointed, and (4) the reason for the remedy. In the case of Holy Trinity Church v. US, 143 US 457, 12 Sup. Ct 511, 30 L. Ed. 226,...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 35

Rhode Island. Supreme Court - 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...legislature 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, but...
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