Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States, Volume 5; Volume 9

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Published for John Conrad and Company, 1812 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 306 - ... exclusive original cognizance of all civil causes of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, including all seizures under laws of impost, navigation, , or trade, of the United States, where the seizures are made on waters which are navigable from the sea, by vessels of ten or more tons' burthen, within their respective districts, as well as upon the high seas ; saving to suitors, in all cases, the right of a common law remedy, where the common law is.
Page 309 - ... with design to evade the duties thereupon, or any part thereof, all such goods, wares, or merchandise, or the value thereof, to be recovered of the person making entry, shall be forfeited...
Page 136 - If the legislatures of the several States may at will annul the judgments of the courts of the United States, and destroy the rights acquired under those judgments, the Constitution itself becomes a solemn mockery, and the nation is deprived of the means of enforcing its laws by the instrumentality of its own tribunals.
Page 308 - ... shall also have exclusive original cognizance of all seizures on land, or other waters than as aforesaid, made, and of all suits for penalties and forfeitures incurred, under the laws of the United States.
Page 87 - ... entity, a corporation aggregate, is certainly not a citizen; and, consequently, cannot sue or be sued in the courts of the United States, unless the rights of the members, in this respect, can be exercised in their corporate name. If the corporation be considered as a mere faculty, and not as a company of individuals, who, in transacting their joint concerns, may use a legal name, they must be excluded from the courts of the Union.
Page 136 - If the ultimate right to determine the jurisdiction of the courts of the Union is placed by the constitution in the several state legislatures, then this act concludes the subject ; but if that power necessarily resides in the supreme judicial tribunal of the nation, then the jurisdiction of the District Court of Pennsylvania, over the case in which that jurisdiction was exercised, ought to be most deliberately examined ; and the act of Pennsylvania, with whatever respect it may be considered, cannot...
Page 305 - An act to regulate the collection of duties imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States...
Page 23 - ... of the said province within the space of two months next after the making thereof, else to be void in law. And all deeds, grants, and conveyances of land (except as aforesaid) within the said province...
Page 307 - An act for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same...
Page 341 - There is no error in the judgment of th'e circuit court, and it is affirmed, with costs.

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