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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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Judicial Interpretation of Political Theory: A Study in the Relation of the ...

William Bennett Bizzell - Courts - 1914 - 273 pages
...implied powers; and which requires that everything granted shall be expressly and minutely described. A constitution to contain an accurate detail of all...and of all the means by which they may be carried out, would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind....
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The Canadian Law Times, Volume 34

Law - 1915
...Judge, Chief Justice Marshall, in AfcCidloch v. Maryland, 4 Wheaton, p. 407, when he 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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A Selection of Cases on Constitutional Law, Book 2

Eugene Wambaugh - Constitutional law - 1915 - 1068 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...would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and couldscarcely be embraced by the human mind. It would probably never be understood by the public. Its...
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Constitutional Law

James Parker Hall - Constitutional law - 1915 - 457 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, 1, 1S7-9. (2) 4 Wheat., 316. Vol. XII— 1 8 by which they may be...
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Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918, Volume 3

Massachusetts. Constitutional Convention - Constitution - 1920
...one of the great State papers of America. In that opinion Chief Justice Marshall said in substance: 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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Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States, Book 20

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1918
...singular clearness was it said bv 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 execution, would partake of the prolixity of a political code, and would scarcely...
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Federal Statutes Annotated: Containing All the Laws of the United ..., Volume 10

United States - Law - 1918
...power will admit, and of all the means by which 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 be understood by the publie. Its nature, therefore, requires that only its...
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Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918: Chapters ...

Massachusetts. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1919
...powers will admit, and of all the means by which 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 be understood by the public. Its nature, therefore, requires that only its...
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Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918: Chapters ...

Massachusetts. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1919
...Maryland, which you will find in 4 Wheaton, 316 at p. 407. In that decision Chief Justice Marshall says: 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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Treaty powers resolution: hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations - 1977
...Maryland, a constitution that attempted to detail all the subdivisions of its great powers would have the "prolixity of a legal code" and "could scarcely be embraced by the human mind.'' In any discussion of the legitimacy of a governmental procedure, one must of course be mindful of the...
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