John Marshall

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Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1898 - 296 pages
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Page 183 - If, under a fair construction of the Constitution, grants are comprehended under the term 'contracts,' is a grant from a State excluded from the operation of the provision ? Is the clause to be considered as inhibiting the State from impairing the obligation of contracts between two individuals, but as excluding from that inhibition
Page 200 - of Louisiana. The letter, which was long, contained the following paragraphs : — " I, Aaron Burr, have obtained funds and have actually commenced the enterprise. ... It will be a host of choice spirits. Wilkinson shall be second to Burr only. . . . Wilkinson shall dictate the rank and promotion of his officers. Burr will proceed westward by the first of August,
Page 136 - the members and officers of the House wear black, during the session. " Resolved, that a committee, in conjunction with one from the Senate, be appointed to consider the most suitable manner of paying honors to the memory of the man first in war, first in peace, and
Page 37 - listener is kept perpetually in that sweetly pleasurable vibration with which the mind of man always receives new truths ; the dawn advances with easy but unremitting pace; the subject opens gradually on the view; until, rising in high relief, in all its native colors and proportions, the argument is consummated by the conviction of the delighted hearer.
Page 136 - honors to the memory of the man first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his fellow citizens." In the deliberations of the House
Page 244 - dearer to her statesmen, and that the best interests of our country are secured by it. Advert, sir, to the duties of a judge. He has to pass between the government and the man whom that government is prosecuting;between the most powerful individual in the community and the poorest and most unpopular. It is of the last importance that, in the
Page 182 - cease to be a fact. When, then, a law is in its nature a contract, when absolute rights have vested under that contract, a repeal of the law cannot divest those rights. . . . The
Page 185 - in the senate house, by those who are reiterating stab upon stab, I would not for this right hand have her turn to me and say, Et tu quoque, mi
Page 51 - My immediate entrance into the state legislature opened to my view the causes which had been chiefly instrumental in augmenting those sufferings; and the general tendency of state politics convinced me that no safe and permanent remedy could be found but in a more efficient and better organized general government.
Page 180 - act was repugnant to the Constitution of Georgia ; that the legislature which passed it had been bribed or corrupted; and that it was not competent for one legislative body to restrain a succeeding legislature from repealing its acts. Marshall, Chief Justice, delivered the opinion of the court. " The question whether a law be void for its repugnancy to the Constitution is at all times a question

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