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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 Human Life Bill--S. 158: Report, Together with Additional and Minority ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers - Abortion - 1981 - 53 pages
...general principles that are applicable to human affairs in every stage of our historical development: 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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Fresh Or Hot Pursuit: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Subcommittee on Government Operations and Metropolitan Affairs - Civil procedure - 1983 - 136 pages
...Mr. Chief Justice Marshall captured this idea in McCulloch v. Maryland, 4 Wheat. 316, 407 (1819) : "A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all...its great powers will admit, and of all the means bV which they may be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could...
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The Supreme Court's Constitution: An Inquiry Into Judicial Review and Its ...

Bernard H. Siegan - Law - 1987 - 215 pages
...ratification debates — a fact that is revealed in the following excerpts from McCulloch v. Maryland. 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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Hearings on Measures to Protect the Physical Integrity of the ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - Flags - 1989 - 754 pages
...contrast, as Marshall also observed, a constitution drawn "to contain an accurate detail of all of 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." This, unhappily, has been the fate of a great...
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The Intelligible Constitution : The Supreme Court's Obligation to Maintain ...

Joseph Goldstein Sterling Professor of Law Yale University Law School - Political Science - 1992 - 224 pages
...what the justices as the expositors of the Constitution must keep in mind about it, the Court said: A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all...and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. It probably would never be understood by the public. Its nature, therefore, requires, that only its...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 25

California. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1906
...department or officer thereof. In McCulloch v. Maryland, 4 Wheat. 407, Mr. Chief Justice Marshall said: "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 could scarcely...
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The Rise of Modern Judicial Review: From Constitutional Interpretation to ...

Christopher Wolfe - Law - 1994 - 447 pages
...interpreted. Marshall's most famous discussion of the nature of a constitution occurs in McCulloch v. Md, ' constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its t,reat powers will admit, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution, would partake...
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The Constitution As Political Structure

Martin H. Redish - Law - 1995 - 240 pages
...Harv. L. Rev. 885 (1985). 33. McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 US (4 Wheat.) 316, 407 (1819) (Marshall, CJ): 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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Rational Individualism: The Perennial Philosophy of Legal Interpretation

Roger Simonds - Law - 1995 - 298 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 could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. ..1ts nature, therefore, requires, that only its great outlines should be marked, its important objects...
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Rational Individualism: The Perennial Philosophy of Legal Interpretation

Roger Simonds - Law - 1995 - 298 pages
...implied powers: and which requires that everything granted shall be expressly and minutely described. A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all...code, and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind...Its nature, therefore, requires, that only its great outlines should be marked, its important...
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