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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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A Digest of Opinions of the Judge-Advocates General of the Army

United States. Army. Office of the Judge Advocate General - Courts-martial and courts of inquiry - 1901 - 876 pages
...In the language of Chief Justice Marshall, "A constitution to contain an Ħiivuratc detail of Ħill the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit,...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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A Digest of Opinions of the Judge-Advocates General of the Army

United States. Army. Office of the Judge Advocate General - Courts-martial and courts of inquiry - 1901 - 876 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...great powers will admit, and of all the means by which thejr may be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely...
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The Constitutional History of the United States, by Francis Newton Thorpe ...

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1901
...detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers admit and of all the means by which they might be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity...and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. The public would probably never understand it. "Its nature, therefore," continued he, "requires that...
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THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

FRANCIS NEWTON THORPE - 1901
...constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.' " A constitution, said he, if it contained an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers admit and of all the means by which they might be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity...
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The Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 2

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1901
...constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.' " A constitution, said he, if it contained an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers admit and of all the means by which they might be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity...
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Legal Masterpieces: Specimens of Argumentation and Exposition by ..., Volume 1

Van Vechten Veeder - Forensic orations - 1903 - 1324 pages
...thi< word in the articles of confederation, and probably omitted it to avoid those embarrassments. 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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John Marshall: Complete Constitutional Decisions, Ed. with Annotations ...

John Marshall - Constitutional law - 1903 - 799 pages
...detail its powers; only its great outlines great powers will admit, and of all the should he marked. means by which they may be carried into execution,...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 great...
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John Marshall: Complete Constitutional Decisions, Ed. with Annotations ...

John Marshall - Constitutional law - 1903 - 799 pages
...detail its powers; only its great outlines great powers will admit, and of all the should be marked. means by which they may be carried into execution,...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 great...
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John Marshall: Life, Character and Judicial Services as Portrayed ..., Volume 1

John Forrest Dillon - Judges - 1903
...distinction between a constitution and a code of laws, lie believed that the Constitution was not intended to contain "an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit," or of "all the means by which they may be carried into execution." In his view the very nature of the...
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John Marshall: Life, Character and Judicial Services as Portrayed ..., Volume 1

John Forrest Dillon - 1903
...intended to contain "an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit," or of " all the means by which they may be carried into execution." In his view the very nature of the instrument required (and its framers so intended) " that only its...
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