Connecticut Reports: Containing Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Errors, 61 tomas
Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1892
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42 psl. - That they were intended to secure the individual from the arbitrary exercise of the powers of government, unrestrained by the established principles of private rights and distributive Justice.
341 psl. - The judiciary cannot, as the legislature may, avoid a measure because it approaches the confines of the constitution. We cannot pass it by because it is doubtful. With whatever doubts, with whatever difficulties, a case may be attended, we must decide it, if it be brought before us. We have no more right to decline the exercise of jurisdiction which is given, than to usurp that which is not given.
568 psl. - A ministerial duty, the performance of which may, in proper cases, be required of the head of a department, by judicial process, is one in respect to which nothing is left to discretion. It is a simple, definite duty, arising under conditions admitted or proved to exist, and imposed by law.
287 psl. - Senators, the presiding officers shall call upon the electors to bring in their ballots for him whom they would elect to be Governor, with his name fairly written. When such ballots shall have been received and counted in the presence of the electors, duplicate lists of the persons voted for, and of the number of votes given for each, shall be made and certified by the presiding officer, one...
545 psl. - The distinct ground of our decision in the case at bar is that, where a contract of the kind signed by the shipper is fairly made, agreeing on the valuation of the property carried, with the rate of freight based on the condition that the carrier assumes liability only to the extent of the agreed valuation, even in case of loss or damage by the negligence of the carrier, the contract will be upheld...
288 psl. - If no person shall have a majority of the whole number of said votes, or if two or more shall have an equal and the greatest number of said votes...
287 psl. - Clerk within three days, and the other within ten days, after said election, shall be transmitted to the Secretary, or to the sheriff, of the county in which such election shall have been held. The sheriff receiving said votes shall deliver, or cause them to be delivered, to the Secretary within fifteen days next after said election. The votes so returned shall be counted by the Treasurer, Secretary, and Comptroller, within the month of April.
13 psl. - There is no error in the Judgment complained of. In this opinion the other judges concurred.
147 psl. - The negotiation of sales of goods which are in another State, for the purpose of introducing them into the State in which the negotiation is made, is interstate commerce.
341 psl. - It is most true that this court will not take jurisdiction if it should not; but it is equally true, that it must take jurisdiction if it should.