Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Alabama, Volumen26

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Página 151 - Ala. 491, where a similar provision in our constitution came under review, and where it was held that it was not the intention of the framers of the constitution to...
Página 155 - ... to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor ; and in prosecutions by indictment or information, a speedy public trial, by an impartial jury of the vicinage...
Página 430 - The powers of the government of this state are divided into three distinct departments — the legislative, executive and judicial— and no person, or collection of persons...
Página 285 - Any person entitled to any legacy, or to a distributive share of the estate of a deceased person, at any time previous to the expiration of one year from the granting of letters testamentary or of administration, may apply to the surrogate...
Página 298 - G68. munications, as follows: (1) "whenever the author or publisher of the alleged slander acted in the bona fide discharge of a public or private duty, legal or moral; or in the prosecution of his own rights or interests...
Página 151 - As to the authority so conferred upon state magistrates, while a difference of opinion, has existed, and may exist still on the point, in different states, whether state magistrates are bound to act under it ; none is entertained by this Court that state magistrates may, if they choose, exercise that authority, unless prohibited by state legislation.
Página 157 - A competent number of Justices of the Peace shall be appointed, in and for each county, in such mode, and for such term of office, as the General Assembly may direct. Their jurisdiction in civil cases shall be limited to causes in which the amount in controversy shall not exceed fifty dollars.
Página 155 - That in all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to be heard by himself and counsel, to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him...
Página 533 - ... to take charge of it at the donor's death, the contingency can be provided for in the will. It is a matter which the testator would be likely to think of, and provide for, if necessary. If there is no such provision, and the gift is unconditional, without words of limitation or restraint, we think it may fairly be presumed that it was the intention of the donor that his donee should take the land, as a grantee would take it, with the right to immediate possession, and the full enjoyment of all...
Página 638 - It is a well-settled principle that where the jurisdiction of an inferior court depends upon a fact which such court is required to ascertain and settle by its decision, such decision is conclusive.

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