Annual Report of the Attorney General of the United States

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U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, 1924

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Страница 56 - Crimes are the acts of individuals, and not of denominations ; and therefore arbitrarily to class men under general descriptions, in order to proscribe and punish them in the lump for a presumed delinquency, of which perhaps but a part, perhaps none at all, are guilty, is indeed a compendious method, and...
Страница 35 - General by the direct and implied conditions contained in the statutes creating and defining the duties of his office and of the Department of Justice. All power relating to the regulation of Interstate and foreign commerce is vested by the Constitution in the Congress of the United States...
Страница 56 - ... arbitrarily to class men under general descriptions, in order to proscribe and punish them in the lump for a presumed delinquency, of which perhaps but a part, perhaps none at all, are guilty, is indeed a compendious method, and saves a world of trouble about proof. But such a method, instead of being law, is an act of unnatural rebellion against the legal dominion of reason and justice; and this vice, in any constitution that entertains it, at one time or other will certainly bring on its ruin.
Страница 54 - The conclusion to be deduced from the authorities is that where power is given to public officers, in the language of the act before us or in equivalent language, whenever the public interest or Individual rights call for its exercise, the language used, though permissive in form, is in fact peremptory.
Страница 35 - There is existing law by which to settle the prevailing disputes. There are statutes forbidding conspiracy to hinder interstate commerce. There are laws to assure the highest possible safety in railway service. It is my purpose to invoke these laws, civil and criminal, against all offenders alike.
Страница 57 - July, 1914, when the members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, representing employees on ninety-eight roads in western territory, were involved.
Страница 397 - In it is no clear purpose to denature or "weasel" the act, and limit workmen to methods akin to pink teas and scented notes of invitation. They have their own virile vocabulary and manner, and, so long as within the Clayton Act, there is no censor upon their use. Where Congress gives bread, the courts will not convert it to stone.
Страница 33 - ... or attempts to derail or wreck trains engaged in interstate commerce, by greasing tracks, placing obstructions on tracks, removing spikes, interfering with frogs and switches, cutting wires, signal apparatus, etc. The cutting of air hose, throwing of stones, firing of shots, placing foreign substances, such as blue vitriol, gaskets, soap and slugs in pipes, cylinders and other parts of locomotives; tampering with electrical equipment; removal of cotter pins and other necessary parts of locomotives...
Страница 35 - ... be enforced, or are difficult of enforcement, by action brought by private citizens. Such power is vested in the Attorney General by the direct and implied provisions contained in the statutes creating and defining the duties of his office and of the Department of Justice. All power relating to the regulation of interstate and foreign commerce is vested by the Constitution in the Congress of the...
Страница 194 - JA Franklin, president, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, and Helpers of America; Ray Ham, president, International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, Drop Forgers, and Helpers; John J. Hynes, president, Sheet Metal Workers' International Association; CJ McGlogan, vice president, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Felix H.

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