Congressional Edition Volume 4700

Congressional Edition Volume 4700

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...or disorderly conduct. The Marine-Hospital Service is no part of either the military or naval establishments of the United States, and the employees therein are not liable to arrest and confinement for breaches of discipline or disorderly conduct, except in so far as the offense may be cognizable by the civil authorities. Hence the power to arrest and confine a hospital attendant who is intoxicated, violent, and unruly must be determined by the laws of the United States or of the State in force in such locality where the offense is committed. There is no Federal statute which makes intoxication or disorderly conduct on the part of an employee of the Marine-Hospital Service an offense against the United States. But the act of Congress, July 7, 1898 (30 Stat. L., 717), provides as follows: ' Sec. 2. That when any offense is committed in any place, jurisdiction over which has been retained by the United States or ceded to it by a State, or which has been purchased with the consent of a State for the erection of a fort, arsenal, dockyard, or other needful building or structure, the punishment for which offense is not provided for by any law of the United States, the person committing such offense shall, upon conviction in a circuit or district court of the United States for the district in which the offense was committed, be liable to and receive the same punishment as the laws of the State in which such place is situated now provide for the like offense when committed within the jurisdiction of such State, and the said courts are hereby vested with jurisdiction for such purpose, and no subsequent repeal of any such State law shall affect any such prosecution." And by the laws of Mississippi drunkenness and profane swearing in the presence of...show more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651274X
  • 9781236512741