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" A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely be embraced... "
The Federal Reporter: Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit and ... - Page 235
1919
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The Federal Constitution: An Essay

John Freeman Baker - Constitutional history - 1887 - 126 pages
...an organism so complex as our own; it ought to exercise the authority naturally flowing from it. A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all...subdivisions of which its great powers will admit, says a distinguished publicist, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution, would...
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American Constitutional Law, Volume 2

John Innes Clark Hare - Constitutional law - 1888 - 1400 pages
...singular clearness was it said by ChiefJustice Marshall, in McCulloch v. The State of Maryland : 2 ' A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all...great powers will admit, and of all the means by which it may be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity of a political code, and would scarcely...
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Discourse Before the Rhode Island Historical Society at Its Centennial ...

Horatio Rogers - Constitutional history - 1890 - 44 pages
...in McCulloch vs. Maryland, in the United States Supreme Court, 4 Wheaton's Rep. ,4o7, said: — "A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all...and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. It would probably never be understood by the public. Its nature, therefore, requires that only its...
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The American Government, National and State

Burke Aaron Hinsdale - United States - 1891 - 488 pages
...a constitution as opposed to an ordinary law. It will give force to the words of C.-J. Marshall: "A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all...and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. It would probably never be understood by the public. Its nature, therefore, requires that only its...
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Constitutional Legislation in the United States: Its Origin, and Application ...

John Ordronaux - Constitutional law - 1891 - 696 pages
...McCullough v. the State of Maryland,1 used the following significant language : "A constitution, to contain accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its...and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. It would probably never be understood by the public." Having carefully considered these things, the...
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Cases on Constitutional Law: With Notes, Part 1

James Bradley Thayer - Constitutional law - 1894 - 2434 pages
...this word in the Articles of Confederation, and probably omitted it to avoid those embarrassments. A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all...legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the buman mind. It would probably never be understood by the public. Its nature, therefore, requires, that...
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Cases on Constitutional Law: With Notes, Volume 1

James Bradley Thayer - Constitutional law - 1895 - 2434 pages
...word in the Articles of Confederation, and probably omitted it to I/ avoid those embarrassments. A ward bonds of oath, homage, and fealty; which were only instituted to remind the subject of t wi'l admit, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution, would partake of the...
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Constitutional History of the United States from Their Declaration ..., Volume 2

George Ticknor Curtis - Constitutional history - 1896
...Confederation, and probably omitted it to avoid these embarrassments. A constitution, to contain an accnrate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great...partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scareely be embraced by the human mind. It would probably never be understood by the public. Its nature,...
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The Law of Legislative Power in Canada

Augustus Henry Frazer Lefroy - Canada - 1897 - 825 pages
...accurate detail of all the subTheirreat divisions of which its great powers will admit, and ^ke"™ y of all the means by which they may be carried into...and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. It would probably never be understood by the public. Its nature, therefore, requires that only its...
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The Use of the Army in Aid of the Civil Power

Guido Norman Lieber - Civil-military relations - 1898 - 86 pages
...conclusion unauthorized by the character of the instrument. In the language of Chief Justice Marshall, "A constitution to contain an accurate detail of all...and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. It would probably never be understood by the public. Its nature, therefore, requires that only its...
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