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Pagina 21 - SEC. 1998. That every person who hereafter deserts the military or naval service of the United States, or who, being duly enrolled, departs the jurisdiction of the district in which he is enrolled, or goes beyond the limits of the United States, with intent to avoid any draft into the military or naval service, lawfully ordered, shall be liable to all the penalties and forfeitures of section nineteen hundred and ninety-six...
Pagina 5 - An ex post facto law is one which renders an act punishable in a manner in which it was not punishable when it was committed.
Pagina 5 - Every law that alters the legal rules of evidence and receives less or different testimony than the law required at the time of the commission of the offense, in order to convict the offender.
Pagina 5 - Bills of this sort," says Mr. Justice Story, " have been most usually passed in England in times of rebellion, or gross subserviency to the crown, or of violent political excitements ; periods in which all nations are most liable (as well the free as the enslaved) to forget their duties, and to trample upon the rights and liberties of others.
Pagina 27 - An immigrant born in the United States who has lost his United States citizenship shall be considered as having been born in the country of which he is a citizen or subject...
Pagina 5 - The ground for the exercise of such legislative power was this,- that the safety of the kingdom depended on the death, or other punishment, of the offender ; as if traitors, when discovered, could be so formidable, or the government so insecure ! With very few exceptions, the advocates of such laws were stimulated by ambition, or personal resentment and vindictive malice. To prevent such and similar acts of violence and injustice, I believe the federal and state legislatures were prohibited from...
Pagina 5 - I will state what laws I consider ex post facto laws, within the words and the intent of the prohibition. 1st. Every law that makes an action done before the passing of the law, and which was innocent when done, criminal; and punishes such action. 2d. Every law that aggravates a crime, or makes it greater than it was, when committed. 3d. Every law that changes the punishment...
Pagina 26 - ... of April, 1865, and who, without proper authority or leave first obtained, quit his command or refused to serve after that date, shall be held to be a deserter from the army or navy; but this section shall be construed solely as a removal of any disability such soldier or sailor may have incurred, under the preceding section, by the loss of citizenship and of the right to hold office. in consequence of his desertion.
Pagina 26 - No soldier or sailor, however, who faithfully served according to his enlistment until the 19th day of April, 1865, and who, without proper authority or leave first obtained, quit his command or refused to serve after that date, shall be held to be a deserter from the Army or Navy; but this section shall be construed solely as a removal of any disability such soldier or sailor may have incurred, under the preceding...
Pagina 27 - States shall be considered as having been born in the country of which he is a citizen or subject, or If he Is not a citizen or subject of any country then in the...

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