Constitutional History and Political Development of the United States

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1888 - 361 sider

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Side 320 - shall hear the cause shall agree in the determination : and if either party shall neglect to attend at the day appointed, without showing reasons, which congress shall judge sufficient, or being present shall refuse to strike, the congress shall proceed to nominate three persons out of each state, and the secretary of congress
Side 325 - pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the legislatures we respectively represent in congress, to approve of, and to authorize us to ratify the said articles of confederation and perpetual union. Know Ye, that we the undersigned delegates, by virtue of the power and authority to us
Side 319 - article—of sending and receiving ambassadors— entering into treaties and alliances, provided that no treaty of commerce shall be made whereby the legislative power of the respective states shall be restrained from imposing such imposts and duties on foreigners, as their own people are subjected to, or from prohibiting the exportation or importation of any species of goods or commodities whatsoever—of
Side 129 - of a final judgment or decree in any suit in the highest court of a State in which a decision in the suit could be had, where is drawn in question the validity of a treaty or statute of, or an authority exercised under, the United States, and the decision is
Side 323 - and the yeas and nays of the delegates of each state on any question shall be entered on the Journal, when it is desired by any delegate; and the delegates of a state, or any of them, at his or their request shall be furnished with a transcript of the said Journal, except
Side 101 - the will of the people declared in the Constitution, the judges ought to be governed by the latter rather than by the former ; they ought to regulate their decisions by the fundamental laws rather than by those which are not fundamental. * * * It can be of no weight to say that the courts on the
Side 14 - of delegates from the several States for the purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation, and reporting to Congress and the several Legislatures such alterations and provisions therein as should, when agreed to in Congress and confirmed by the several States
Side 98 - The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited Constitution. By a limited Constitution I understand one which contains certain specified exceptions to legislative authority, such for instance, as that it shall pass no bill of attainder, no ex post facto law and the
Side 286 - Claims, founded upon the Constitution of the United States or upon any regulation of an Executive Department, or upon any contract, express or implied, with the Government of the United States, or for damages, liquidated or unliquidated, in cases not sounding in tort in respect of which
Side 319 - When land-forces are raised by any state for the common defence, all officers of or under the rank of colonel, shill be appointed by the legislature of each state respectively by whom such forces shall be raised, or in such manner as such state

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