10 Points About Law

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1. It is not presumed that the common law is changed by passage of a statute which gives no indication that it proposes such a change. Atkins v. United States, 556 F.2d 1028 (1977)

2. And the Constitution itself is in every sense a law. Carter v. Carter Coal Co., 298 U.S. 140, 296 (1935)

3. Law in the regular course of administration through courts of justice according to those rules and forms which have been established for the protection of private rights. Endicott-Johnson Corp. v. Smith, 266 U.S. 291

4. Proof of a criminal charge beyond a reasonable doubt is constitutionally required. Miles v. United States, 103 U.S. 304, 312

5. Law of the land means the Common Law. Taylor v. Porter, 4 Hill 140, 146

6. The term “law” includes decisions of courts, as well as legislative acts. Miller v. Dunn, 14 P. 27, 29; Warren v. U.S., 340 U.S. 523

7. We think it is well settled that a common law certiorari tries nothing but the jurisdiction, and, incidentally, the regularity of the proceedings upon which the jurisdiction depends. It brings up no issue of law or fact not involved in question of jurisdiction. Under no circumstances, can the review be extended to the merits. Whitney v. Board of Delegates of the S.F. Fire Dept., 14 Cal. 479 (1860)

8. Willfulness is defined as the “voluntary, intentional violation of a known legal duty.” Cheek v. United States, 111 S.Ct.. Ex post facto law is a law which operates upon a subject not liable to it at the time the law was made. State v. Masino, 14 ALR.2d 720

9. Ex post facto law is a law which operates upon a subject not liable to it at the time the law was made. State v. Masino, 14 ALR.2d 720

10. Favors from government often carry with them an enhanced measure of regulation. California Bankers Assn. v. Schultz, 416 U.S. 21

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