Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Maryland, Volume 12

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Fielding Lucas, Jr., Lucas and Deaver, Print., 1845
 

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Página 435 - Our own experience has taught us nevertheless, that additional fences against these dangers ought not to be omitted. Very properly, therefore, have the convention added this constitutional bulwark in favor of personal security and private
Página 398 - ... the Constitution of the United States which prohibits a State from passing any law impairing the obligation of a contract. Whatever is granted is secured subject only to the limitations and reservations in the charter or in the laws or constitutions which govern it.
Página 435 - Bills of attainder, ex post facto laws, and laws impairing the obligation of contracts, are contrary to the first principles of the social compact, and to every principle of sound legislation. The two former are expressly prohibited by the declarations prefixed to some of the state constitutions, and all of them are prohibited by the spirit and scope of those fundamental charters. Our own experience has taught us, nevertheless, that additional fences against these dangers ought not to be omitted.
Página 122 - Government; but every person in the State, or person holding property therein, ought to contribute his proportion of public taxes for the support of the Government, according to his actual worth in real or personal property; yet, fines, duties or taxes may properly and justly be imposed, or laid, with a political view for the good government and benefit of the community.
Página 361 - if a creditor to a bond exacts his whole demand of one of the sureties, that surety is entitled to be substituted in his place, and to a cession of his rights and securities, as if he was a purchaser, either against the principal debtor or the co-sureties.
Página 436 - ... act was utterly void, as impairing the obligation of that charter. The college was deemed, like other colleges of private foundation, to be a private eleemosynary institution, endowed, by its charter, with a capacity to take property unconnected with the government. Its funds were bestowed upon the faith of the charter, and those funds consisted entirely of private donations. It is true, that the uses were in some sense public ; that is, for the general benefit, and not for the mere benefit of...
Página 436 - A public corporation is one that is created for political purposes, with political powers, to be exercised for purposes connected with the public good in the administration of civil government; an instrument of the government, subject to the control of the legislature and its members, officers of the government, for the administration or discharge of public duties, as in the cases of cities, towns, etc.
Página 2 - It is the constant aim of a court of equity to do complete justice by deciding upon and settling the rights of all persons interested...
Página 122 - That the levying of taxes by the poll is grievous and oppressive, and ought to be prohibited...
Página 55 - The second count of the complaint is in the ordinary form of a complaint in an action for money had and received by the defendants to and for the use of plaintiff.

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