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" Bills of attainder, ex post facto laws, and laws impairing the obligation of contracts are contrary to the first principles of the social compact, and to every principle of sound legislation. The two former are expressly prohibited by the declarations... "
Speeches and Forensic Arguments - Page 131
by Daniel Webster - 1830 - 520 pages
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The Federalist, on the New Constitution, Volume 1

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1802
...from the states, on the same principle with that of striking of paper currency. Bills of attainder, ex post facto laws, and laws impairing the obligation...of them are prohibited by the spirit and scope of these fundamental charters. Our own experience has taught us, nevertheless, that additional fences...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 25

United States. Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black - Law reports, digests, etc - 1904
...the Federalist. In the 44th number of that work (p. 281), it is said, that " bills of attainder, ex post facto laws, and laws impairing the obligation...state constitutions, and all of them are prohibited by [*_ the spirit and scope of these fundamental charters. Our own experi- L ence has taught us,...
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Federalist on the New Constitution Written in 1788

1817 - 417 pages
...states, on the same principle with that of striking of paper currency. Bills of attainder, ex pout facto laws, and laws impairing the obligation of contracts,...of them are prohibited by the spirit and scope of these fundamental charters. Our own experience has taught us, nevertheless, that additional fences...
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The Federalist, on the new Constitution, written in the year 1788, by Mr ...

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1818 - 671 pages
...the states, on the same principle with that of issuing a paper currency. Dills of attainder, ex poat facto laws, and laws impairing the obligation of contracts,...prefixed to some of the state constitutions, and all of thcm are prohibited by the spirit and scope of these fundamental charters. Our own experience has taught...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution

Constitutional law - 1826 - 582 pages
...the states, on the same principle with that of issuing a paper currency. Bills of attainder, ex poit facto laws, and laws impairing the obligation of contracts,...former are expressly prohibited by the declarations prefued to some of the state constitutions, and all of them arc prohibited by the spirit and scope...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 1

United States. Supreme Court, Henry Wheaton - Law reports, digests, etc - 1827
...the Federalist. In the 44th number of that work (p. 281.) it is said, that " bills of attainder, ex post facto laws, and laws impairing the obligation...former are expressly prohibited by the declarations prefired to some of the State constitutions, and all of them are 1 827. prohibited by the spirit and...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of ..., Volume 12

Richard W. Gill, John Johnson - Law reports, digests, etc - 1845
...understanding of the views of the convention when they adopted that prohibitory clause of the Constitution "The two former are expressly prohibited by the declarations...of them are prohibited by the spirit and scope of these fundamental charters. Our own experience has taught us, nevertheless, that additional defences...
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A Compilation of the Insolvent Laws of Maryland: Together with the Decisions ...

Bankruptcy - 1831 - 235 pages
...the Federalist . In the 44th number of that work (p. 281.) it is said, that "bills of attainder, ex post facto laws, and laws impairing the obligation...of them are prohibited by the spirit and scope of these fundamental charters. Our own experience has taught us, nevertheless, that additional defences...
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The Federalist on the New Constitution

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - United States - 1831 - 542 pages
...from the states, on the same principle with that of issuing a paper currency. Bills of attainder, ex post facto laws, and laws impairing the obligation...contrary to the first principles of the social compact, nnd to every principle of sound legislation. The two former are expressly prohibited by the declarations...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1833
...a voluntary sacrifice on the altar of justice of the power, which has been the instrument of it."8 "Laws impairing the obligation of contracts are contrary...compact, and to every principle of sound legislation." 4 And the Federalist dwells on the suggestion, that as such laws amount to an aggression on the rights...
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