An Introduction to the Constitutional Law of the United States: Especially Designed for Students, General and Professional

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1886 - 709 pages
 

Table des matières

The origin and extent of these powers
371
The Power to grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal
377
Congress may pass laws regulating 1 places
379
Necessity of this power limitations upon
385
The Right of Proprietorship
395
Language of the Preamble
397
The Purposes for which Taxes may be Laid and Collected
399
Government of the District of Columbia
406
Ex Post Facto Laws
419
Bull Fletcher v Peck Watson v Mercer
426
Executory contracts 540
443
Offices 547553
450
The supremacy belongs to judgemade as well as to enacted
483
Exercise of right of eminent domain
497
A remedial right included in the obligation
507
5 Exemptions from execution
516
Discussion of subject and cases
525
Objects of this chapter
540
The power of removal considered
548
THE POWER AND DUTY OF THE PRESIDENT TO TAKE CARE THAT
558
Private corporations definition 560
560
Legislative powers flowing from this function
572
THE POWER OF THE PRESIDENT TO GIVE INFORMATION AND
584
The meaning technical not popular
588
Illustrations 594
594
2 The lawful grounds of an impeachment
600
impeachment restricted to offences made indictable
610
Original or appellate 732
615
615
617
Jurisdiction of U S courts is either necessary or supplemen
621
722726
621
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621
Necessary jurisdiction considered 746757
627
The supplementary jurisdiction considered 758 759
636
Those which act upon occasions created by statutes
637
Privileges and immunities of citizens 256 c
649
6773
677
Some special rules no common law jurisdiction the power
681
The Various Kinds of Taxes
682
Due Process of
685
May not limit the Presidents authority
687
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Page 621 - ... 3. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the congress may by law have directed.
Page 280 - It is the power to regulate; that is, to prescribe the rule by which commerce is to be governed. This power, like all others vested in Congress, is complete in itself, may be exercised to its utmost extent, and acknowledges no limitations other than are prescribed in the Constitution.
Page 621 - The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. 3. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office...
Page 621 - Vice-President, declaring what officer shall then act as President, and such officer shall act accordingly, until the disability be removed, or a President shall be elected. 7 The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased...
Page 208 - All persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall have the same right in every state and territory to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, give evidence, and to the full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of persons and property as is enjoyed by white citizens...
Page 219 - But we think the sound construction of the constitution must allow to the national legislature that discretion, with respect to the means by which the powers it confers are to be carried into execution, which will enable that body to perform the high duties assigned to it, in the manner most beneficial to the people. Let the end be legitimate, let it be within the scope of the constitution, and all means which are appropriate, which are plainly adapted to that end, which are not prohibited, but consist...
Page 621 - Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy ; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.
Page 641 - Though the law itself be fair on its face and impartial in appearance, yet, if it is applied and administered by public authority with an evil eye and an unequal hand, so as practically to make unjust and illegal discriminations between persons in similar circumstances, material to their rights, the denial of equal justice is still within the prohibition of the Constitution.
Page 621 - ... 2. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it. 3. No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed. 4. No capitation or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
Page 621 - Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

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