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" Whatever belongs merely to the remedy may be altered according to the will of the state, provided the alteration does not impair the obligation of the contract. But if that effect is produced, it is immaterial whether it is done by acting on the remedy... "
American law reports annotated - Page 227
1925
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Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 5; Volume 72

United States. Supreme Court - 1870 - 880 pages
...recovery of debts more tardy and difficult, yet it will not follow that the law is unconstitutional. Whatever belongs merely to the remedy may be altered...alteration does not impair the obligation of the contract." Now, in the present case, the only contract between the parties in form or in substance, which is pretended...
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The American Law Register, Volume 10

1871 - 874 pages
...in 1843, toBiilz v. Mascatint., decided in 1869, 8 Wall. 575. In the first case the court say : *' Whatever belongs merely to the remedy may be altered...the state, provided the alteration does not impair tlie obligation of the contract. Bnl if that effect is produced, it is immiterial whether it is done...
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Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, Volume 63

Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals - 1873 - 1024 pages
...the position taken in the cases referred to. But the chief justice adds this significant language : " Whatever belongs merely to the remedy, may be altered...contract. But if that effect is produced, it is immaterial COURT OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA. 1872. June Term. I The ; Homestead Cases. whether it is done by acting...
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Principles of the Law of Contracts: As Applied by Courts of Law

Theron Metcalf - 1874 - 357 pages
...recovery of debts more tardy and dillicult, yet it will not follow that the law is unconstitutional. Whatever .belongs merely to the remedy may be altered...on the remedy or directly on the contract itself. In either case, it is prohibited by the constitution." See also DeCordova 1>. City of Galveston, 4...
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The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General ..., Volume 12

Isaac Grant Thompson - 1874 - 820 pages
...the position taken in the cases referred to. But the chief justice adds this significant language: "Whatever belongs merely to the remedy, may be altered...by acting on the remedy or directly on the contract itaelf. In either case it t* prohibited by the constitution.'' After quoting and approving the decision...
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A Treatise on the Rules which Govern the Interpretation and Construction of ...

Theodore Sedgwick - 1874 - 750 pages
...recovery of dubts more tardy and difficult, yet it will not ibllow that the law is unconstitutional. Whatever belongs merely to the remedy, may be altered...alteration does not impair the obligation of the contract. But'if that effect is produced, it is immaterial whether it is done by acting on the remedy, or directly...
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A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative ...

Thomas McIntyre Cooley - 1874 - 906 pages
...police laws, see post, 574-584. not regarded as necessarily affecting the obligation of contracts. Whatever belongs merely to the remedy may be altered...alteration does not impair the obligation of the contract ; i and it does riot impair it, provided it leaves the parties a substantial remedy, according to the...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 2

California. Supreme Court - 1875
...example, shorten the period of time in which claims shall be barred by the Statute of Limitations. "Whatever belongs merely to the remedy may be altered,...by acting on the remedy or directly on the contract itsell; in either case it is prohibited by the Constitution. •"If these acts so change the nature...
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The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General ..., Volume 14

Isaac Grant Thompson - 1875 - 866 pages
...But the changes in these laws are not regarded as necessarily affecting the obligation of contracts. Whatever belongs merely to the remedy may be altered...alteration does not impair the obligation of the contract. Branson v. Kenzie, 1 How. 316, per TANET, Ch. J. And it does not impuir it, provided it leaves the...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 7

West Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals, Edgar P. Rucker - 1876 - 806 pages
..."But the changes in the laws are not regarded as necessarily affecting the obligation of contracts. Whatever belongs merely to the remedy may be altered...alteration does not impair the obligation of the contract ; and it does not impair it, provided it leaves the parties a substantial remedy, according to the...
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