Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution
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Page 271 - I can, at any rate, show that the experiments made with it at the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century fully confirm the high encomium bestowed by Dioscorides upon his indicum.
Page 37 - It hath sovereign and uncontrollable authority in the making, confirming, enlarging, restraining, abrogating, repealing, reviving, and expounding of laws, concerning matters of all possible denominations, ecclesiastical, or temporal, civil, military, maritime, or criminal ; this being the place where that absolute despotic power, which must in all governments reside somewhere, is intrusted by the constitution of these kingdoms.
Page 153 - WHEREAS the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick have expressed their Desire to be federally united into One Dominion under the Crown of the United Kingdom...
Page 149 - A final judgment or decree in any suit, in the highest court of law or equity of a State in which a decision in the suit could be had...
Page 38 - VIII. and his three children. It can change and create afresh even the constitution of the kingdom and of Parliaments themselves ; as was done by the Act of Union, and the several statutes for triennial and septennial elections. It can, in short, do everything that is not naturally impossible ; and therefore some have not scrupled to call its power, by a figure rather too bold, the omnipotence of Parliament.
Page 40 - An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject...
Page 61 - America, or relates thereto, it has been declared, " that the King and Parliament of Great Britian will not impose any duty, tax, or assessment whatever, payable in any of His Majesty's colonies, provinces, and plantations in North America or the West Indies, except only such duties as it may be expedient to impose for the regulation of commerce...
Page 37 - The power and jurisdiction of Parliament, says Sir Edward Coke (4 Inst., 36), is so transcendent and absolute, that it cannot be confined, either for causes or persons, within any bounds. And of this high court, he adds, it may be truly said, 'si antiquitatem species, est vetustissima; si dignitatem, est honoratissima; si jurisdictionem, est capacissima.
Page 39 - An Act declaring the rights and liberties of the Subject and settling the Succession of the Crown...