The American Republic and Its Government: An Analysis of the Government of the United States, with a Consideration of Its Fundamental Principles and of Its Relations to the States and Territories

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1903 - 410 lappuses
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330. lappuse - The Constitution is either a superior, paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legislative acts, and, like other acts, is alterable, when the legislature shall please to alter it. If the former part of the alternative be true, then a legislative act contrary to the Constitution is not law ; if the latter part be true, then written constitutions are absurd attempts on the part of the people to limit a power, in its own nature illimitable...
102. lappuse - If the opinion of the Supreme Court covered the whole ground of this act, it ought not to control the co-ordinate authorities of this government. The Congress, the Executive, and the Court, must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others.
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331. lappuse - Certainly all those who have framed written Constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental and paramount law of the nation, and consequently the theory of every such government must be that an act of the Legislature repugnant to the Constitution is void, This theory is essentially attached to a written Constitution, and is consequently to be considered by this court as one of the fundamental principles of our society.
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