CHANROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
US LAWS, STATUTES and CODES : Chan Robles Virtual Law Library USA Supreme Court Decisions | Resolutions : Chan Robles Virtual Law Library

ChanRobles™ Virtual Law Library™ | chanrobles.com™   
Main Index Repository of Laws, Statutes and Codes Latest Philippine Supreme Court Decisions Chan Robles Virtual Law Library Latest Legal Updates Philippine Legal Resources Significant Philippine Legal Resources Worldwide Legal Resources Philippine Supreme Court Decisions United States Legal Resources United States Supreme Court Jurisprudence ChanRobles LawTube - Social Network

ChanRobles Internet Bar Review : www.chanroblesbar.com DebtKollect Company, Inc. - Debt Collection Firm Intellectual Property Division - Chan Robles Law Firm

Philippine Supreme Court DecisionsChanRobles On-Line Bar Review

google search for chanrobles.comSearch for www.chanrobles.com


UNITED STATES V. LACHER, 134 U. S. 624 (1890)

Subscribe to Cases that cite 134 U. S. 624 RSS feed for this section

U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Lacher, 134 U.S. 624 (1890)

United States v. Lacher

No. 654

Submitted March 28, 1890

Decided April 14, 1890

134 U.S. 624

Syllabus

Section 5467 of the Revised Statutes creates two distinct classes of offenses: the one relating to the embezzlement of letters, etc.; the other relating to stealing their contents.

Sections 3591 and 5467 of the Revised Statutes are to be construed together -- the offenses of secreting, embezzling or destroying mail matter which contains articles of value being punishable under the one, and like offenses as to mail matter which does not contain such articles being punishable under the other.

When there is an ambiguity in a section of the Revised Statutes, resort may be had to the original statute from which the section was taken, to ascertain what, if any, change of phraseology there is, and whether such change should be construed as changing the law.

Penal statutes, like all others, are to be fairly construed according to the legislative intent, as expressed in the act.

The Court again declines to answer a certified question which contains no clear and distinct proposition of law.

The case is stated in the opinion. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

Page 134 U. S. 625





Back
ChanRobles™ LawTube

google search for chanrobles.com Search for www.chanrobles.com


Supreme Court Decisions Philippine Supreme Court DecisionsUS Supreme Court Decisions



www.chanrobles.us




QUICK SEARCH

cralaw

Browse By ->> Volume


cralaw

Browse By ->> Year


cralaw

  Copyright © ChanRobles Publishing Company | Disclaimer | E-mail Restrictions
ChanRobles™ Virtual Law Library | chanrobles.com™
 
RED