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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. If the former part of the alternative... "
The Human Life Bill: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Separation of ... - Page 546
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers - 1982
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Judicial Review and Judicial Power in the Supreme Court

Kermit Hall - Law - 2000 - 492 pages
...their functions." Title 3, Ch. 5, Art. 3. See generally H. MORRISON, THE FRENCH CONSTITUTION 18 (1930). like other acts, is alterable when the legislature shall please to alter it." Remember, the question he has posed is "whether an Act repugnant to the Constitution can become the...
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Constitutional Politics: Essays on Constitution Making, Maintenance, and Change

Sotirios A. Barber, Robert P. George - Law - 2001 - 337 pages
...in a written constitution are — to quote Chief Justice John Marshall from an analogous context — "absurd attempts, on the part of the people, to limit a power, in its own nature illimitable."24 Furthermore, even a rights foundationalist could admit, as John Rawls writes, that...
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Desperately Seeking Certainty: The Misguided Quest for Constitutional ...

Daniel A. Farber, Suzanna Sherry - Law - 2004 - 219 pages
...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...people, to limit a power in its own nature illimitable. Certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental...
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Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 342 pages
...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...people, to limit a power in its own nature illimitable. . . . It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is. Those...
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The Reign of Law: Marbury V. Madison and the Construction of America

Paul W. Kahn - Law - 1997 - 306 pages
...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...people, to limit a power, in its own nature illimitable. Certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental...
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The Second Amendment Controversy Explained

Theodore L. Johnson - Law - 2002 - 604 pages
...unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legislative acts, and, like other acts, alterable when the legislature shall please to alter...people, to limit a power in its own nature illimitable. "Certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental...
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Desperately Seeking Certainty: The Misguided Quest for Constitutional ...

Daniel A. Farber, Suzanna Sherry - Law - 2002 - 208 pages
...unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legislative aas, and like other aas, is alterable when the legislature shall please to...contrary to the constitution is not law: if the latter pan be true, then written constitutions are absurd attempts, on the part of the people, to limit a...
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Constitutional and Administrative Law

Hilaire Barnett - Law - 2002 - 1301 pages
...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...to alter it. If the former part of the alternative is true, then a legislative act contrary to the constitution is not law; if the latter part be true,...
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Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives

Michael Beschloss - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006 - 256 pages
...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...people, to limit a power in its own nature illimitable. Certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental...
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Courts and Political Institutions: A Comparative View

Tim Koopmans - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 299 pages
...by any ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legislative acts and, like any other act, is alterable when the legislature shall please to...people, to limit a power in its own nature illimitable. Nearly two centuries later, one has to admit that this is forcefully expressed. The second group of...
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