Personal liberty


A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It restrained him, opposed the will of him toward personal liberty. And yet it was not physically painful.
I had decent clothes to my back, with money, as I say, in most of the pockets, and more freedom to spend it than was possible in the constant society of a man whose personal liberty depended on a universal supposition that he was dead.
The traditional parts of this system are, as Cervantes tried to show, for the chief part, barbarous and obsolete; the modern additions are largely due to the novel readers and writers of our own century--most of them half-educated women,rebelliously slavish, superstitious, sentimental, full of the intense egotism fostered by their struggle for personal liberty, and, outside their families, with absolutely no social sentiment except love.
Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable, that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties, and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.
He had always meant to keep his personal liberty at all costs, as old MacKeller, his first chief, had done, and not, like so many American engineers, to become a part of a professional movement, a cautious board member, a Nestor de pontibus.
The quick eye of the stranger was not slow to note the action, but it was not until a sufficient time had passed to allow him to debate the prudence of the measure in his own mind, that he seemed willing to trust himself again, so near a party that was so much superior to himself in physical power, and consequently one that was able, at any instant, to command his life, or control his personal liberty. When he did approach nigh enough to converse with facility, it was with a singular mixture of haughtiness and of distrust.
He had thought, perhaps, of some fresh point in his position, as to the bounds of personal liberty. She waited, silently, thinking about liberty.
The lawyer said the levy cannot be enforced and is seeking a declaration, accusing the government of breaching Article 5 (1) of the Federal Constitution and infringing on his personal liberty.
What is worrisome is the government's repeated violation of citizens' personal liberty despite court strictures.
'The arbitrary and indiscriminate use of the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) to stifle political dissent in Kashmir shows a blatant disregard for the right to personal liberty,' he said and demanded the release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists.
Kashamu claimed that it interfered with his personal liberty and freedom of movement.
The reparation included 1.9 million yuan ($277,020) for "mental harm" caused and 2.5 million yuan for "loss of personal liberty", ( South China Morning Post reported.

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