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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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John Marshall: Life, Character and Judicial Services as Portrayed ..., Volume 1

John Forrest Dillon - 1903
...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...absurd attempts on the part of the people to limit power in its own nature illimitable. " Certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate...
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The American Republic and Its Government: An Analysis of the Government of ...

James Albert Woodburn - Constitutional history - 1903 - 410 pages
...means, or it is on the level of ordinary legislative acts, alterable at the will of the legislature. If the former part of the alternative be true then...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 Ship of State: By Those at the Helm

Executive power - 1903 - 264 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...not law: if the latter part be true, then written constitu[69] tions are absurd attempts, on the part of the people, to limit a power in its own nature...
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The Decennial Publications of the University of Chicago

University of Chicago - 1903
...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...alter it. If the former part of the alternative be tine, then a legislative act, contrary to the Constitution, is not law; if the latter part bo true,...
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John Marshall: Life, Character and Judicial Services as Portrayed ..., Volume 2

John Forrest Dillon - Judges - 1903
...If the first be true, then a legislative act contrary to the Constitution is not law; if the other be true, then written constitutions are absurd attempts...on the part of the people to limit a power in its natnre illimitable. The decision was of far-reaching importance £\nd lies at the foundation of our...
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The Shop Review

1923
...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...legislative act contrary to the Constitution, is not law; but if the latter be true, then written constitutions are absurd attempts, on the part of the people,...
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The Least Dangerous Branch: The Supreme Court at the Bar of Politics

Alexander M. Bickel - Law - 1986 - 303 pages
...legislative act contrary to the Constitution is not law and need not be given effect in court; else "written constitutions are absurd attempts, on the...people, to limit a power in its own nature illimitable." If two laws conflict, a court must obey the superior one. But Marshall knew ( and, indeed, it was true...
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La Cour suprême des États-Unis: pouvoirs et évolution historique

Christian Lerat - Justice, Administration of - 1989 - 327 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 when the legislature shall please to alter it. lf the former part of the alternative be true, then a legislative act, contrary to the constitution,...
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Constitutionalism, Identity, Difference, and Legitimacy: Theoretical ...

Michel Rosenfeld - Law - 1994 - 434 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 7 Marbury v. Madison, 5 US (1 Cranch) 137...
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The Pluralist Game: Pluralism, Liberalism, and the Moral Conscience

Francis Canavan - Social Science - 1995 - 164 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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