1. THE adoption of this Code shall not affect or impair any right
vested or acquired and existing at the time of its adoption, nor
shall it impair, discharge, or release any contract, obligation, duty,
or liability of any kind whatsoever now existing. All suits and
actions pending and all prosecutions for crimes or misdemeanors,
including all civil and criminal proceedings whatsoever, shall be
prosecuted and proceeded with to final determination and judgment
entered therein as if this Code had not been adopted.
The General Assembly of Maryland, by adopting the Code January 12, 1860,
intended an entire repeal of the statutes of the character of those embraced in the
Code, then on the statute-book and not included in the codification 80 Md. 436.
The act of I860, ch. 236, which authorized the incorporation of the acts of
1860 in the Code, and the preparation of the work tor the printer and its super-
vision, construed in 33 Md 304.
Enactment of laws in articles and sections as prescribed in section 29 of arti-
cle 3 of the Constitution, not essential to validity of laws 28 Md 525.
For style of Acts of Assembly, as required under section 29, article 3 of the
Constitution. 29 Md. 377; 34 Md. 163.
Evidence of the Acts of Assembly, published by authority. 32 Md. 471; 41
Distinction between what is merely directory and what is of the essence of a
thing required to be done by an act 34 Md 669.
Court of Appeals to decide according to laws existing at time of decision. 22
Special acts. 31 Md. 113.
Effect of repealing a statute. 45 Md 615
Repeal by implication. 34 Md 382; 38 Md. 864; 39 Md. 164; 44 Md 131.
Constitutionality of acts. 32 Md. 869, 27 Md. 452.
Judicial construction of acts. 28 Md. 370; 31 Md. 201; 23 Md. 583, 512; 22
Assumption of judicial powers by legislature. 37 Md. 75.
The rule for construing the Code is to read and construe together all the sec-
tions relating to the same subject-matter, without reference to the particular
article or heading under which they may be placed. 45 Md. 437.
Art 1, s 1.
Code not to af-
and actions, and
Md 7, 26 Md
473, 24 Md 360,
22 Md 335