Punishment for the Crime of Lynching: Hearings Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on S. 1978, Seventy-Third Congress, Second Session
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934 - 276 páginas
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Página 262 - This power, like all others vested in Congress, is complete in itself, may be exercised to its utmost extent, and acknowledges no limitations other than are prescribed by the Constitution. * * * The wisdom and the discretion of Congress, their identity with the people, and the influence which their
Página 61 - of the Constitution of the United States, though the law itself be fair on its face and impartial in appearance, yet, if it is applied and administered by public authority with an evil eye and an unequal hand so as practically to make unjust and illegal
Página 96 - the United States. Though the law itself be fair on its face and impartial in appearance, yet if it is applied and administered by public authority with an evil eye and an unequal hand, so as practically to make unjust and illegal
Página 8 - who fails, neglects, or refuses to make all diligent efforts to perform such duties, shall be guilty of a felony, ■•and. on conviction, punished by a fine not exceeding $5,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding 5 years, or both such fine and imprisonment.
Página 274 - that any officer or other person charged with any duty in the selection or summoning of jurors who shall exclude or fail to summon any citizen for the cause aforesaid shall, on conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and be fined not more than $5,000.
Página 198 - jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Whoever, by virtue of public position under a State government, deprives another of property, life, or liberty without the due process of law, or denies or takes away the equal protection of the laws, violates the constitutional inhibition.
Página 196 - Parte Virginia (100 US 339), at page 347: "A State acts by its legislative, its executive, or its judicial authorities. It can act in no other way. The constitutional provision, therefore, must mean that no agency of the State, or of the officers or agents by whom its powers are exerted, shall deny to any person within its
Página 257 - the United States. Though the law itself be fair on its face and impartial in appearance, yet if it is applied and administered by public authority with an evil eye and an unequal hand so as to make unjust and illegal discriminations between persons in similar circumstances, material to their rights, the denial of equal justice is still within the prohibition of the Constitution.
Página 265 - adds nothing to the rights of one citizen as against another. It simply furnishes an additional guaranty against any encroachment by the States upon the fundamental rights which belong to every citizen as a member of society." Mr. Justice Bradley, in First Woods Circuit Court Reports, page 315. in the