Court : US Supreme Court
Decided on : Jan-01-1848
..... . 54. if damage or loss happen by neglect or wrong of a servant of a common carrier, the principal is still liable. 13 wend. 621; story on partnership, 489; dean v. john angus, bee's adm. 369, 239; story on bailments, 464; 2 browne, civ. & adm.law, 136. this is necessary ..... and the words "cases of admiralty and maritime" were introduced into it, and jurisdiction over them was subsequently given in civil proceedings, in the act of 1789, to the district courts, the law in england had in some degree become changed in its general principles in respect to jurisdiction in ..... and by the eleventh section of the judiciary act, with respect to controversies between citizens of the same state. a jurisdiction substituting, too, for the invaluable safeguard to truth secured by confronting the ..... in the terms "admiralty and maritime," overrides the seventh amendment of the constitution, and the important saving in the ninth section of the judiciary act; which by a like implication frees itself altogether from all restriction imposed, both by the second section of the third article of the constitution, ..... altogether inconsistent with that mode of construing the constitution, and, 2. they affirm the practical construction given to the constitution by congress in the act of 1789, which, we have seen, assigns to the district courts, in terms, a vast field of admiralty jurisdiction unknown to that court in .....Tag this Judgment!