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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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Decisions of the Department of the Interior, Volume 54

United States. Department of the Interior - 1932
...the act so as to get an exact conception of its aim, scope and object. The rules of Lord Coke are : 1. What was the law before the act was passed? 2....legislature has appointed, and 4. The reason of the remedy. The true meaning is to be found not merely from the words of the act but from the cause and necessity...
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The Manitoba Reports, Volume 7

Manitoba. Court of King's Bench - 1891
...understand the subject matter and the scope and object of the enactment, must, in Coke's words, 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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Canadian Railway and Transport Cases, Volume 26

1923
...construction recorded in Hayd-on's (7as-e (2), 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 .... My Lords, I think no more accurate...
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Treasury Decisions Under Customs and Other Laws, Volume 25

United States. Department of the Treasury - 1914
...prevail over its letter. The rule announced by Lord Coke, and since universally approved, makes it proper to consider: (1) What was the law before the act was...has appointed ; and (4) the reason of the remedy. (Endlich's Interp. Stats., sec. 27 and cases cited.) Mr. Justice Brewer, in the case of the Holy Trinity...
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Treasury Decisions Under Customs and Other Laws, Volume 15

United States. Dept. of the Treasury - 1908
...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 r. United States (143 US, 457; 12 Sup. Ct. Rep.,...
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A Commentary on the Interpretations of Statutes

G. A. Endlich - 1888 - 871 pages
...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." According to another authority, the true meaning is to be found, not merely from the words of the Act,...
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Understanding Act of Parliament

Gifford, - 1996 - 240 pages
...statute to cure that mischief .2 To do this the reader must ask four questions: 1 What was the state of the law before the Act was passed? 2 What was the mischief or defect for which the law did not provide before the Act was passed? 3 What remedy has Parliament provided in the Act to cure...
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