Mississippi Reports ... Being Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi, Volume 16

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E.W. Stephens Publishing Company, 1847

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Page 47 - That all courts shall be open, and every person for an injury done him in his lands, goods, person, or reputation, shall have remedy by the due course of law ; and right and justice administered, without sale, denial, or delay.
Page 157 - The rate of interest upon the loan or forbearance of any money, goods or things in action...
Page 431 - It imports perfect verity, it is said, and the parties to it cannot be heard to impeach it. It appears to me that this proposition assumes the very fact to be established, which is the only question in issue.
Page 239 - But a mere intruder cannot enter on a person actually seized and eject him, and then question his title or set up an outstanding title in another. The maxim that the plaintiff must recover on the strength of his own title, and not on the weakness of the defendant's, is applicable to all actions for the recovery of property. But if the plaintiff had actual prior possession of the land, this is strong enough to enable him to recover it from a mere trespasser who entered without any title.
Page 626 - No decree shall be reversed, altered, or explained, being once under the great seal, but upon bill of review; and no bill of review shall be admitted, except it contain either error in law, appearing in the body of the decree, without further examination of matters in fact, or some new matter which hath risen in time after the decree, and not any new proof which might have been used when the decree was made.
Page 663 - All public dedications must be considered with reference to the use for which they are made; and streets in a town or city may require a more enlarged right over the use of the land, in order to carry into effect, the purposes intended, than may be necessary in an appropriation for a highway in the country...
Page 253 - An act regulating the grants of land, and providing for the disposal of the lands of the United States south of the State of Tennessee ;" and the PRESIDENT reported the bill amended.
Page 414 - ... if the jury believe, from all the evidence in the case, that the sale was made in good faith, under the belief that such prescription and statement were true.
Page 62 - That government," says Story, "can scarcely be deemed to be free where the rights of property are left solely dependent upon the will of a legislative body without any restraint. The fundamental maxims of a free government seem to require that the rights of personal liberty and private property should be held sacred.
Page 422 - ... it shall be sufficient in any indictment for murder to charge that the defendant did feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought kill and murder the deceased...

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