offense against the law

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understood the violation of a treaty to be an offense against the law of
Whatever, therefore, may be regarded as an offense against the law
In 1930 in response to the Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Church, Pope Pius XI stated in Casti Connubii that "any use whatsoever of matrimony exercised in such a way that the act is deliberately frustrated in its natural power to generate life is an offense against the law of nature and those who indulge in such are branded with the guilt of a grave sin." You won't hear many priests repeating those words from the pulpit in 2014.
Despite the fact that the civil courts were open and functioning normally, the Court held that the charge made out a valid allegation of an offense against the law of war for which the President was authorized to order trial by a military commission.
It is enough that petitioners here, upon the conceded facts, were plainly within those boundaries, and were held in good faith for trial by military commission, charged with being enemies who, with the purpose of destroying war materials and utilities, entered, or after entry remained in, our territory without uniform--an offense against the law of war.
(309) The Court emphasized that "the United States must have the power to pass [such a law] and enforce it themselves, or be unable to perform a duty which they may owe to another nation, and which the law of nations has imposed on them as part of their international obligations." (310) Consequently, the Court concluded, "if the thing made punishable is one which the United States are required by their international obligations to use due diligence to prevent, it is an offense against the law of nations." (311) This definition of the scope of the Offenses Clause, as applying to any acts which the United States has an "international obligation" to prevent, would readily include treaties.
According to Stephens's reasoning, Congress would be justified in assuming that unnecessarily burdening the free exercise of religion is an offense against the law of nations and that the federal government is empowered to stop it.
tribunal for any crime or offense against the law of war and for any
offense against the law of nations, or did Congress lose this power when
[section] 3231, federal district courts possess statutory authority over 'all offenses against the laws of the United States.' Because violation of the Hostage Taking Act is an offense against the laws of the United States, our jurisdictional inquiry ends and we turn to the merits of defendants' appeal.
It also meant that justice ceased to be a relative concept and became an absolutean offense against the laws isn't just a misdemeanor but a sin.
[section] 3231 (which provides federal district courts with original, and at least concurrent, jurisdiction over any offense against the laws of the United States) or under 18 U.S.C.