Great American Lawyers: The Lives and Influence of Judges and Lawyers who Have Acquired Premanent National Reputation, and Have Developed the Jurisprudence of the United States : a History of the Legal Profession in America, Volume 6
William Draper Lewis
John C. Winston Company, 1909 - Judges
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Page 591 - A sturdy lad from New Hampshire or Vermont, who in turn tries all the professions, who teams it, farms it, peddles, keeps a school, preaches, edits a newspaper, goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always like a cat falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls. He walks abreast with his days and feels no shame in not 'studying a profession/ for he does not postpone his life, but lives already.
Page 381 - The laws of the United States are laws in the several states, and just as much binding on the citizens and courts thereof as the state laws are. The United States is not a foreign sovereignty as regards the several states, but is a concurrent, and, within its jurisdiction, paramount sovereignty.
Page 555 - It is the eternal struggle between these two principles, right and wrong, throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time, and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity; and the other, the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, ' You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it.
Page 406 - It does not' invest Congress with power to legislate upon subjects which are within the domain of State legislation ; but to provide modes of relief against State legislation, or State action, of the kind re_ ferred to.
Page 414 - It has frequently been laid down by this court that the power of Congress over interstate commerce is as absolute as it is over foreign commerce.
Page 375 - I dissent from the opinion of the court in this case, because it seems to me that the general government has the same power of taxing the income of officers of the State governments as it has of taxing that of its own officers. It is the common government of all alike; and every citizen is presumed to trust his own government in the matter of taxation. No man ceases to be a citizen of the United States by being an officer under the State government. I cannot accede to the doctrine that the general...
Page 461 - We do not see how a better test can be applied to the question whether reasonable or not than by considering whether the restraint is such only as to afford a fair protection to the interests of the party in favor of whom it is given, and not so large as to interfere with the interests of the public.
Page 546 - Measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void : it being the true intent and meaning of this act, not to legislate slavery into any territory or state, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way, subject only to the constitution of the United States...