THE ROMAN CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF DAVAO, INC. vs. THE LAND REGISTRATION COMMISSION and THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF DAVAO CITY, G.R. No. L-8451, December 20, 1957
Immemorial customs are presumed to have been always in the mind of the Legislature in enacting legislation. (In re Kruger's Estate, 121 A. 109; 277 P. 326).
The Legislative is presumed to have a knowledge of the state of the law on the subjects upon which it legislates. (Clover Valley Land and Stock Co. vs. Lamb et al., 187, p. 723,726.)
The Court in construing a statute, will assume that the legislature acted with full knowledge of the prior legislation on the subject and its construction by the courts. (Johns vs. Town of Sheridan, 89 N. E. 899, 44 Ind. App. 620.).
The Legislature is presumed to have been familiar with the subject with which it was dealing . . . . (Landers vs. Commonwealth, 101 S. E. 778, 781.).
The Legislature is presumed to know principles of statutory construction. (People vs. Lowell, 230 N. W. 202,250 Mich. 349, followed in P. vs. Woodworth, 230 N.W. 211, 250 Mich. 436.).
It is not to be presumed that a provision was inserted in a constitution or statute without reason, or that a result was intended inconsistent with the judgment of men of common sense guided by reason" (Mitchell vs. Lawden, 123 N.E. 566, 288 Ill. 326.) See City of Decatur vs. German, 142 N. E. 252, 310 Ill. 591, and may other authorities that can be cited in support hereof.
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