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" an act of Congress ought never to be construed to violate the law of nations if any other possible construction remains... "
The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America - Página 585
por United States - 1850
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The Challenge of WTO Law: Collected Essays

Thomas Cottier - 2007 - 615 páginas
...early in the history of the Supreme Court. In the case Charming Betsy, Chief Justice Mashall held, 'an act of Congress ought never to be construed to violate the law of nations if any other construction is possible'.16 The European Court of Justice (ECJ) used a similar reasoning in Werner...
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Transboundary Harm in International Law: Lessons from the Trail Smelter ...

Rebecca M. Bratspies, Russell A. Miller - 2006
...principles of international law. There is support for this approach in the interpretive canon that "an act of congress ought never to be construed to violate the law of nations if any other construction remains."53 This rule is a recognition that rational states do not seek to undermine their...
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International Human Rights Law: An Introduction

David S. Weissbrodt, Connie de la Vega - 2007 - 432 páginas
...into the domestic legal order. Since 1804, for example, the Supreme Court has consistently held that "an Act of Congress ought never to be construed to...nations, if any other possible construction remains. . . ."m Some treaty provisions can be applied directly in US courts if they are considered to be self-executing,...
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Retained by the People: The ""Silent"" Ninth Amendment and the ...

Dan Farber - 2007 - 256 páginas
...Justice Marshall, in a case with the whimsical name of The Charming Betsy,11 proclaimed that federal laws "ought never to be construed to violate the law of...nations if any other possible construction remains." Marshall also made it clear that, in the absence of legislation, the Supreme Court was "bound by the...
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Justice Across Borders: The Struggle for Human Rights in U.S. Courts

Jeffrey Davis - 2008
...of congressional authorization. In The Charming Betsy (1804), Chief Justice John Marshall held that "an act of congress ought never to be construed to...law of nations, if any other possible construction remains."57 This rule of construction persists in the modern era.58 In a later case, Chief Justice...
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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 60, 1921)

...Canal tolls controversy.20 The courts are bound by acts of Congress, but said Chief Justice Marshall, " an act of Congress ought never to be construed to...nations if any other possible construction remains." 21 With this principle Marshall construed the broad jurisdiction over offenses at sea conferred by...
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Studies in the World Public Order

Myres S Mac Dougal - 1960 - 1 páginas
...construe internal legislation so as not to conflict with international law, customary or conventional. "[A]n act of Congress ought never to be construed...nations if any other possible construction remains," Chief Justice Marshall once insisted,163 and this same principle was quite recently reaffirmed in Lauritzen...
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Appropriate Role of Foreign Judgments in the Interpretation of ..., Volumen4

United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - 2004 - 60 páginas
...jurisdiction. In Murray v. Schooner Charming Betsy, 6 US 64, 118 (1804), Chief Justice Marshall wrote that "an act of Congress ought never to be construed to...law of nations if any other possible construction" exists. And in determining what the law of nations was, in 1815 the Court commented that "[t]he decisions...
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Digest of united states supreme court reports, Volumen12,Parte1

United States. Supreme Court - 1992
...usages of nations or the general doctrines of national law. Talbot v Seeman, 1 ('ranch 1, 2 L Ed 15 An act of Congress ought never to be construed to violate the law of nations, if any other construction is possible. Murray v The Charming Betsy, 2 Cranch 64, 2LEd208 The construction of a statute...
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