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" House by fine or imprisonment goes beyond this or not, we are sure that no person can be punished for contumacy as a witness before either House, unless his testimony is required in a matter into which that House has jurisdiction to inquire, and we feel... "
Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946: Hearings on ... Feb. 2, 17, 18, 23 ... - Page 198
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committe on Expenditures in the Executive Departments - 1948 - 270 pages
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United States Reports: ... and Rules Announced at ...

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1881
...required in a matter into which that House has jurisdiction to inquire, and we feel equally sure that neither of these bodies possesses the general power...making inquiry into the private affairs of the citizen. It is believed to be one of the chief merits of the American system of written constitutional law,...
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Albany Law Journal, Volume 23

Law - 1881
...unless his testimony is required In a matter into which that bouse has the jurisdiction to inquire. And neither of these bodies possesses the general power...making Inquiry into the private affairs of the citizen. The constitutional provision as to the privilege of members of Congress for any speech or debate in...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the ..., Book 26

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1885
...unless his testimony is required in a matter into which that House has jurisdiction to inquire. 7. Neither of these bodies possesses the general power...making inquiry into the private affairs of the citizen. 8. All the powers Intrusted to Government, whether state or national, are divided into the three grand...
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Public Men of To-day

Phineas Camp Headley - Statesmen - 1882 - 799 pages
...unless his testimony is required in a matter into which that House has jurisdiction to inquire," and " neither of these bodies possesses the general power...inquiry into the private affairs of the citizen." In the main the Constitution divides power, by bold lines and with singular precision, into three grand...
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The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases in the ...

Lawrence Lewis, Adelbert Hamilton, John Houston Merrill, William Mark McKinney, James Manford Kerr, John Crawford Thomson - Railroad law - 1883
...required in a matter into which the house has jurisdiction to inquire, and we feel equally sure that neither of these bodies possesses the general power...inquiry into the private affairs of the citizen." Id. 190. After a thorough discussion of the case and an elaborate exam31 A. & ER Cas.— 40 ination...
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Report on Postal Telegraph ...

United States. Congress Senate - Telegraph - 1884 - 18 pages
...case of Kilbourn v. Thompson, ''That neither House of Congress," nor any committee appointed by it, "possesses the general power of making inquiry into the private affairs of the citizen." No distinction exists in this regard between the rights of a natural and a corporate person. Very truly,...
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Political Science Quarterly, Volume 1

Political science - 1886
...required in a matter into which that House has jurisdiction to inquire, and we feel equally sure that neither of these bodies possesses the general power...making' inquiry into the private affairs of the citizen. The proposition that the general power to punish for contempts exists as one necessary to enable either...
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Congressional Serial Set

United States - 1887
...required iu a matter into which that House has jurisdiction to inquire, and we feel equally mire that neither of these bodies possesses the general power...making inquiry into the private affairs of the citizen. And again: If the investigation which the committee was directed to make was judicial in its character,...
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The Courts of the United States Cannot be Made Mere Aids to a Commission of ...

United States. Circuit Court (9th Circuit), Stephen Johnson Field - Courts - 1887 - 66 pages
...House has jurisdiction to inquire, and we 'feel equally sure that neither of those bodies possessess the general power of making inquiry into the private affairs of the citizen.'1'1 (Kilbourn vs. Thompson, 103 U. S., 190.) That was a case, like this, wherein the House...
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Circuit and District Courts of ..., Volume 12

Lorenzo Smith Boswell Sawyer, United States. Circuit Court (9th Circuit) - District courts - 1888
...required in a matter into which that house has jurisdiction to inquire, and we fed equally sure that neither of these bodies possesses the general power...inquiry into the private affairs of the citizen." And again: " If the investigation which the committee was directed to make was judicial in its character,...
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