Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Texas, Volume 19

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Gilbert Book Company, 1886
 

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Página 118 - The legislature cannot delegate its power to make a law; but it can make a law to delegate a power to determine some fact or state of things upon which the law makes, or intends to make, its own action depend. To deny this would be to stop the wheels of government. There are many things upon which wise and useful legislation must depend which cannot be known to the law-making power, and, must, therefore, be a subject of inquiry and determination outside of the halls of legislation.
Página 488 - To guard against transgression of the high powers which we have delegated, WE DECLARE that everything in this Bill of Rights is excepted out of the general powers of government, and shall forever remain inviolate ; and all laws contrary thereto, or contrary to this Constitution, shall be void.
Página 295 - No person's property shall be taken, damaged, or destroyed for or applied to public use without adequate compensation being made, unless by the consent of such person...
Página 118 - One of the settled maxims in constitutional law is, that the power conferred upon the legislature to make laws cannot be delegated by that department to any other body or authority. Where the sovereign power of the State has located the authority, there it must remain ; and by the constitutional agency alone the laws must be made until the constitution itself is changed.
Página 513 - The true test by which the question, whether such a plea is a sufficient bar in any particular case, may be tried, is, whether the evidence necessary to support the second indictment would have been sufficient to procure a legal conviction upon the first.
Página 118 - But it is not always essential that a legislative act should be a completed statute which must In any event take effect as law at the time It leaves the hands of the legislative department, A statute may be conditional, and Its taking effect may be made to depend upon some subsequent event.
Página 116 - No person, or collection of persons, being of one of those departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except in the instances hereinafter expressly directed or permitted.
Página 236 - A conviction cannot be had upon the testimony of an accomplice unless it be corroborated by such other evidence as shall tend to connect the defendant with the commission of the offense; and the corroboration is not sufficient if it merely shows the commission of the offense or the circumstances thereof.
Página 513 - That no person shall be held to answer for a criminal offense without due process of law; and no person for the same offense shall be twice put in jeopardy of punishment, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.
Página 650 - No citizen of this state shall be deprived of life, liberty, property, privileges or immunities, or in any manner disfranchised, except by the due course of the law of the land.

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