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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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Legitimate Functions of Judge-made Law: An Address Delivered ..., Volume 19

Hannis Taylor - Judge-made law - 1905 - 18 pages
...that divides a system of organic law from a mere code of municipal law. In a leading case he said: "A constitution to contain an accurate detail of all...and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. It could probably never be understood by the public. Its nature, therefore, requires that only its...
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The Constitutional Decisions of John Marshall: Ed., with an ..., Volume 1

John Marshall - Constitutional law - 1905
...in the # articles *of confederation, and probably '"' * omitted it to avoid those embarrassments. A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all...they may be carried into execution, would partake of a prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. It would probably never...
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Our Constitution: Why and how it was Made - who Made It, and what it is

Edward Waterman Townsend - Constitutional history - 1906 - 322 pages
...great Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who did so much to interpret and apply the Constitution: "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 Government of the United States

Bernard Moses - United States - 1906 - 424 pages
...existence of the implied powers is found in necessity, in the impossibility of making the Constitution " contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions...means by which they may be carried into execution." 1 A constitution is not a detailed code, but is a general law which sketches in outline the government...
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The Government of the United States

Bernard Moses - United States - 1906 - 424 pages
...existence of the implied powers is found in necessity, in the impossibility of making the Constitution " contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions...of all the means by which they may be carried into execution."1 A constitution is not a detailed code, but is a general law which sketches in outline...
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The Library of Original Sources, Volume 7

Oliver Joseph Thatcher - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1907
...this 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 great...
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Federal Procedure at Law: A Treatise on the Procedure in Suits at ..., Volume 1

Chrisenberry Lee Bates - Circuit courts - 1908 - 1071 pages
...implied powers, and which requires that everything granted shall be expressly and minutely described. A constitution, to contain an accurate •detail of...subdivisions of which its great powers will admit, and of all means by which they may be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity of a code of laws,...
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Readings in American Government and Politics

Charles Austin Beard - United States - 1909 - 624 pages
...clearness was it said by Chief Justice Marshall, in M'Culloch v. The State of Maryland, 4 Id. 405, "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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Readings in Civil Government

Percy Lewis Kaye - United States - 1910 - 535 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...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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American Historical Documents: 1000-1904

Charles William Eliot - America - 1910 - 491 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...into execution, would partake of the prolixity of the legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. It would probably never be understood...
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