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" 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. "
The Human Life Bill: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Separation of ... - Page 475
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers - 1982
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 1

United States. Supreme Court, William Cranch - Law reports, digests, etc - 1804
...aft. s V Between thefe alternatives there is no middle ground. The conftitution is either a fuperior, paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legiflative afts, and like other afts, is alterable when the legiilature fhall pleafe to alter it....
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American Quarterly Review, Volume 2

Robert Walsh - American literature - 1827
...or, that the legislature may alter the Constitution by an ordinary Act. "Between these alternatives there is no middle ground. The Constitution is either...legislative Act, contrary to the Constitution, is not a law ; if the latter part be true, then written Constitutions are absurd attempts, on the part of...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 3

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1833 - 776 pages
...or, that the legislature may alter the constitution by an ordinary act. Between these alternatives there is no middle ground. The constitution is either a superior, paramount law, unchangeable by irresistible triumph.1 To the people at large, therefore, such an institution, is peculiarly valuable...
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Commentaries on Statute and Constitutional Law and Statutory and ...

E. Fitch Smith - Constitutional law - 1848 - 976 pages
...or, that the legislature may alter the constitution by an ordinary act. Between these alternatives there is no middle ground. The constitution is either...other acts, is alterable when the legislature shall choose to alter it.(a) § 402. " In the United States, the principle in the English government, that...
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Lives of Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of America

James Wynne - 1850 - 356 pages
...or that the legislature may alter the constitution by an ordinary act. " Between these alternatives there is no middle ground. The constitution is either...ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legistive acts, and like other acts, it is alterable, when the legislature shall please to alter it....
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La Revue critique de législation et de jurisprudence du Canada, Volume 2

Jurisprudence - 1872
...; or that the legislature may alter the Constition by an ordinary act. " Between these alternatives there is no middle ground. The Constitution is either...paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is OD a level with ordinary legislative acts, and, like other acts, is alterable when the legislature...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Ohio, Volume 101

Ohio. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1921
...aid is desired. As said by Chief Justice Marshall, in Marbury v. Madison, 1 Cranch, 137, at page 177: "The constitution is either a superior paramount law,...a legislative act contrary to the constitution is Opinion Per Curiam. not law ; if the latter part be true, then written constitutions are absurd attempts,...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Ohio, Volume 102

Ohio. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1922
...or, that the legislature may alter the constitution by an ordinary act. "Between these alternatives there is no middle ground. The constitution is either...alterable when the legislature shall please to alter it." Cheerfully conceding that the majority have conscientiously arrived at a different conclusion, I have...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Session of the Association ..., Volume 13

Ohio State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1892
...in the celebrated case of Marbury v. Madison, declares: "The constitution is either a superior and paramount law unchangeable by ordinary means, or it...legislative act contrary to the constitution is not a law ; if the latter part be true, then written constitutions are absurd attempts on the part of the...
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Proceedings of the Annual Session of the Bar Association of Tennessee, Volume 32

Tennessee Bar Association - Bar associations - 1913
...or that the Legislature may alter the Constitution by an ordinary Act. Between these alternatives, there is no middle ground. The Constitution is either...when the legislature shall please to alter it. If an Act of the legislature repugnant to the Constitution is void, does it, notwithstanding its invalidity,...
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