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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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Constitutional Law: General Conceptions, Fundamental Rights, Liberty and ...

James Parker Hall - Constitutional law - 1910 - 408 pages
...powers ; and which requires that everything granted shall be expressly and minutely described. ... A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all...which its great powers will admit and of all the means (1) Gibbons v. Ogden, 9 Wheaton, pp. 187-89. by which they may be carried into execution, would partake...
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Readings in Political Science

Raymond Garfield Gettell - Political science - 1911 - 528 pages
...United States has been expanded is stated in the following decision by Chief Justice John 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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The Origin and Growth of the American Constitution: An Historical Treatise ...

Hannis Taylor - Constitutional history - 1911 - 676 pages
...Marshall, CJ, ex- Marshall on hausted the subject when he said: "A constitution, to contain imPUedP°wersan accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its...may be carried into execution, would partake of the perplexity of a legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. . . . The Government...
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American Law and Procedure, Volume 12

James Parker Hall, James De Witt Andrews - Law - 1911
...powers; and which requires that everything granted shall be expressly and minutely described. ... A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all...which its great powers will admit and of all the means (1) Gibbons v. Ogden, 9 Wheaton, 1, 187-9. (2) 4 Wheat., 316. by which they may be carried into execution,...
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The New Politics

Frank Buffington Vrooman - Democracy - 1911 - 300 pages
...situation in an unanswerable way. He held that a Constitution as prolix as a legal code containing an "accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit," could "hardly be embraced by the human mind" and "never be understood by the public." "Its nature,...
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Readings in American Constitutional History, 1776-1876, Part 1

Allen Johnson - Constitutional history - 1912 - 584 pages
...this word in the articles of confederation, and probably omitted it to avoidjthose 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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United States Supreme Court Reports, Volumes 78-81

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1912
...singular clearness was it said by Chief Justice Marshall, in McCulloch v. Maryland, 4 Wheat. 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 exeqution, would partake 'of the prolixity of a political code, and would scarcely...
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Proceedings of the United States Senate in the Trial of Impeachment of ...

Robert Wodrow Archbald - Judges - 1913
...presented themselves. * * * As Chief Justice Marshall said in the famous case of McCulloeh v. Maryland : "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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The Changing Order: Essays on Government, Monopoly, and Education, Written ...

George Woodward Wickersham - United States - 1914 - 287 pages
...ago, Chief Justice Marshall pointed out the dangers of putting too many things in a constitution : A constitution to contain an accurate detail of all...legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the legal mind. It would probably never be understood by the public. Its nature requires, therefore, that...
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Illustrative Cases on Constitutional Law

James Parker Hall - Constitutional law - 1914 - 508 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...the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely be em» Article II: "Each state retains • • • every power • • • not • * * expressly delegated."...
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